Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities records
In 1943, the General Assembly created the first state race relations board in the nation, known as the Interracial Commission. Over the years, the agency’s name has changed, and today it is called the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. CHRO seeks to eliminate discrimination based on race, sexual preference, gender, age, or religion in Connecticut by enforcing statutes, monitoring state agencies’ affirmative action plans and reports, and engaging in advocacy and public education. Click here to see the scanned paper finding aid and container list (pdf).
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