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Human Rights History

Minnesota Human Rights History

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the state agency responsible for implementing the Human Rights Act.
Over the past 50 years, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has carried out its three primary duties under the Act by investigating claims of discrimination, ensuring workforce opportunities on state contracts and educating the broader community about policies that have a disparate impact upon other individuals.
The issues surrounding civil and human rights have evolved, and yet, the basic principles of the Minnesota Human Rights Act have remained central to the mission of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. 
Learn more about Human Rights in Minnesota and the Nation as we celebrate MDHR's 50th Anniversary.
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