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Birth Year : 1861
Death Year : 1926
Robert Mitchell was born in Fulton County, KY. He was a minister and president of Simmons Memorial College (was located in Bowling Green, KY). He took 200 African American men before the Kentucky House and Senate Committee to protest against the Separate Coach Bill, which was reported in the Courier Journal of Louisville, KY. Mitchell was author of Biblical Essays on Important Subjects. For more see Biographical Sketches of Prominent Negro Men and Women of Kentucky, by W. D. Johnson; "Dr. Robert Mitchell," Lexington Herald, 10/08/1926, p.16; and see "Robert Mitchell" in S. Brown article, "Lexington Civil Rights leader dies," Lexington Herald-Leader, 07/10/1989, City/State section, p. B1.
See photo image of Rev. Robert Mitchell on p.275 of Sermons, Addresses and Reminiscences and Important Correspondence by E. C. Morris, at NYPL Digital Gallery.
Subjects: Activists, Civil Rights, Authors, Education and Educators, Religion & Church Work
Geographic Region: Fulton County, Kentucky / Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky