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Denton L. Watson

civil rights lobbyist, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Clarence Maurice Mitchell, a waiter, and Elsie Davis. He attended St. Katherine's Episcopal Church and later became a member of the Sharp Street Memorial Methodist Church. From Douglass High School in Baltimore, he entered Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1928 and graduated in 1932 with a BA. In 1938 Mitchell married Juanita Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of Keiffer Bowen Jackson and Lillie Mae Jackson of Baltimore; they had four children. President of the Baltimore branch of the due NAACP and the Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, Lillie Jackson spearheaded the freedom movement in the state and became a celebrated historical figure.From 1933 to 1936 Mitchell was a reporter for the Baltimore Afro American He left for a year of graduate study at the Atlanta School of Social Work as a National Urban League ...