Juanita Jackson Mitchell with her children, school graduation
University of Maryland
Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988)
4x5 inch acetate negative
Maryland Historical Society
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After graduating from Morgan State College (now University) in Baltimore, Juanita Jackson Mitchell graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1931 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. In 1935, Mitchell obtained her Master of Arts in sociology from the same university. In 1950, she became the first African American woman to graduate from University of Maryland Law and the first admitted to the Maryland bar.