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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Critical Race Symposium on the Legacy of Congressman Parren Mitchell: First African American to Obtain a Graduate Degree from the University of Maryland

Description:
On April 29th, 2014, the Critical Race Initiative (CRI), under the auspices of the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, will hold a symposium honoring the legacy of the late Congressman Parren Mitchell. Mitchell was a recipient of the Purple Heart for his service in WWII, the first African-American elected to Congress from Maryland in 1970 (serving in Congress for eight terms) and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus. Most noteworthy from the point of view of our institution, in 1952 Mitchell became the first African-American to obtain a graduate degree from the University of Maryland. This degree was obtained in the Department of Sociology, and Mitchell stated later in his life that his sociological training shaped his activism in politics and social change. {Will appear in FYI on Apr 14, 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
End Time:
8:00 PM
Room:
2110
Venue:
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (formerly ICC)
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
www.socy.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
Erika Hoff +1 301 405 6394 ehoff@umd.edu Please RSVP here: www.socy.umd.edu


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