Senator Ret. Michael Bowen Mitchell was one of the renowned history makers in Maryland State . He was a member of the prominent Baltimore family and was born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 7th of November 1945 .
He's a son to Clarence Mitchell, Jr. who was the director of Bureau of the NAACP in Washington D.C. for 30 years and was also a reporter for the Baltimore Afro-American, and to Juanita Jackson who was a civil rights activist and a prominent attorney.
Senator Ret. Michael Bowen Mitchell attended his college at Baltimore City College but then transferred to Lincoln University where he had earned his B.A. in year 1967. After that, he attended the University Of Maryland School Of Law where he had earned his degree of J.D. in the year 1970.
The family of Senator Ret. Michael Bowen Mitchell is very prominent when it comes to civil rights movement. At his young age, he became involved in the movement as well where he usually joined his parents and other family members in organizing demonstrations.
In year 1975, Senator Ret. Michael Bowen Mitchell had started serving on the Baltimore City Council when he was twenty-nine. In the late 1980s, he became a senator of the Maryland State.
Since then, he became involved in series of businesses. At this current time, he is the one in-charge of the Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson Museum in Maryland State . Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson is his maternal grandmother who had been an early fighter for civil rights in their family.
She was a very influential counselor to the “Thurgood Marshall” and a crucial figure in instigating the campaigns in the greater Baltimore area.
Aside from being a former senator in Maryland State , Senator Ret. Michael Bowen Mitchell was also a lawyer and was a former assistant attorney for the Baltimore City . He was also a member of the Baltimore City Council from 1975 to 1987 where he became a vice-chairman of the judiciary committee from 1983 to 1987.
He was also a council representative to City Planning Commission and Mayor's Alcoholism Advisory Council in Baltimore City . His other affiliations and awards of exemplifying principles of manhood and scholarship include NAACHP, Sharp Street United Methodist Church Recipient, National NAACP Achievement Award for Register to Vote Campaign in 1966, Freedom Foundation Award in 1962, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Lottie G. Wilson Memorial Award and Kappa Alpha Psi Achievement Award in 1967.