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Governor's Interracial Commission

Function: To stimulate educational activities to develop respect for human rights and to direct government and public attention to racial injustices that might result in serious social disorder.
Active dates:1943 - 1967 (under another name for the years 1956-1967)
History: In 1956, when Minnesota enacted a Fair Employment Practices law, the commission's name changed to the Governor's Human Rights Commission (GHRC). The GHRC's mission was to stimulate educational activities to develop respect for human rights and to direct governmetn and public attention to racial injustices that might result in serious social disorder. Although the GHRC was not set up by statute, it was recognized as an official state body by the Minnesota Legislature, which appropriated money for its operation and functioning.
Membership: Reverend Francis J. Gilligan, Chair
Rabbi David Aronson
Miss I. Myrtle Carden
Bishop Stephen C. Keeler
Mr. Aaron M. Litman
Rev. Benjamin Moore
Mr. S. Vincent Owens
Dr. Charles Nelson Pace
Mrs. Mabeth Hurd Paige
Major Samuel J. Ransom
Mr. Henry Thomas
Rev. Carl F. Zietlow
Mr. Talmadge B. Carey, Secretary
Record last updated: 07/01/2011
 

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