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.
The commission conducted general education programs in human relations, engaged in research, and worked closely with the State Commission against Discrimination (SCAD) in areas of concern to both groups. Moreover, it supported the efforts of private organizations, churches, and labor and business groups.
The GHRC also organized a biennial governor's conference on human rights, human relations institutes for law enforcement officers, and conferences and workshops to develop state plans to meet the commission's responsibilities. The GHRC tried to exert influence in areas untouched by other programs, in order to confront issues and problems on a statewide basis. African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and migrant workers remained the commission's core groups of interest.
Note: All of the information in this record for the GHRC is from an entry titled: Governor's Interracial Commission, Minnesota in "Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations" and written by Mollie A. Spillman.