CHRISTIANA – More than 150 people attended the inaugural Mitchell Awards ceremony hosted by Delaware Business Times, Delaware Today and Delaware State University on Nov. 9.
The celebration recognized those who are making a difference in the state on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, and honored the legacy of award namesakes Littleton and Jane Mitchell, who were barrier-breaking state employees and leaders of the state’s NAACP chapter through the civil rights era.
Keynote speaker Harry Williams, who serves as president & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and is a previous president of DSU, commended the event partners for championing the cause.
“Congratulations to Delaware Business Times and Delaware Today for being bold and audacious, because people are afraid of the word diversity … And you’re saying that we’re going to celebrate excellence. We’re going to celebrate what we need to be celebrating and we’re not going to be afraid of it,” he said, noting many states that …