Jane Mitchell, a resident of Delaware City, was the first African-American to work as a registered nurse in a Delaware hospital. After breaking that color line in 1948 at the Gov. Bacon Health Clinic in Delaware City, Mitchell worked at the Delaware Psychiatric Hospital, where she became the first black director of nursing in the state. She also became the first African-American to serve as a member of the Delaware State Board of Nursing. Mitchell died in 2004 at the age of 88. She was the wife of Littleton Mitchell, the state president of the NAACP for 30 years. The Delaware Historical Society has named a portion of its museum the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Hall of African American Heritage. #BlackHistoryMonth2021 #EquityCSD #powerofwecsd