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Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities records

 Collection
Identifier: RG154

Abstract

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).

Dates

  • 1944-2002

Restrictions on Access

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Extent

94.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Author
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository

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