Mitchell brothers are final honorees

George and Robert Mitchell

Reception for this year’s Randolph Society honorees is Sunday

The Randolph Society Foundation Board is pleased to announce that George and Robert Mitchell, twin brothers from Sparta who had remarkable baseball careers in the Negro Leagues, will be inducted into the 2024 class of honorees.

George and Robert Mitchell, twin sons of Charles and Hattie Mitchell, were born in Sparta on March 31, 1900. Charles and Hattie were part of the first generation of African-Americans born after the Civil War, and they settled with their growing family in the established community of Black men and women living in Sparta at the turn of the 20th century.

For more on the Mitchell brothers, please see this week’s print edition.