Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection

Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection

Collection Spotlight: Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection

PRISM (People Resources in South Madison) established this multicultural collection for children at the Goodman South Madison Library in honor of Anna Mae Mitchell. Mae was a life-long resident of Madison who encouraged a love of reading and learning - a reflection of her belief in education, love of community, and commitment to South Madison.

Throughout her life, Mae was engaged in every thing from school PTAs and Boy & Girl Scouts to local democratic politics and the St. Paul AME Church. She became an active participant and leader in a number of organizations, including the Madison Urban League, South Madison Coalition of the Elderly, United Neighborhood Centers, Inc., the Madison Housing Advisory Board, and the Mayor’s Senior Advisory Committee. Mae received many awards and recognitions for her efforts, including the Urban League’s Woman of the Year Award (1971) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award (1977). She was cited as one of the Ten Most Admired Senior Citizens in Wisconsin in 1979 and as a YWCA Woman of Distinction in 1982.

These books within the Mae Multicultural Collection span the breadth of cultures, races, and ethnic groups as a lasting tribute to her life and work. To this day, the collection continues to be supported by her family, friends, and those who remember her important contributions.

Explore the Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection and see what books are available!