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Do you feel you have experienced discrimination in housing, employment, places of public accommodations or from a state agency receiving federal financial assistance? File a complaint of discrimination with the Commission.

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Honoring Councilwoman, Dr. Carol Berz with the Jocelyn Wurzburg Civil Rights Legacy Award

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Report: The Status of Human Rights in Tennessee

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The Commission released the Status of Human Rights in Tennessee in November 2014.

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission held Hearings in Spring 2014 in communities across the state. Leaders from community organizations, government, advocacy groups and researchers brought testimony related to their own areas of expertise. The final report includes information from those bringing testimony in addition to statistics, trends and information from the Commission's own work, safeguarding individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education. For a copy of the report, please contact us at 1-800-251-3589 and we will be happy to send you a copy of the report.

Hearing Schedule:
January 28, 2014 - Memphis Hearing - Rhodes College, Barret Library Room 051 - View Footage
February 24, 2014 - Chattanooga Hearing - UTC Campus, University Center - View Footage
March 25, 2014 - Knoxville Hearing - UT Extension Campus - View Footage
May 12, 2014 - Nashville Hearing - Downtown Public Library - View Footage

Recent News from the Commission

Princeton Prize Symposium

$1000 Prize for Youth Leaders in Race Relations - Nominations Due January 31, 2015

If you know a great high school student who is a leader in race relations in Memphis or Middle TN, please support them to apply for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The focus of the prize is to promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of differing races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations program is sponsored by Princeton University through local alumni associations in Nashville and Memphis.

Check out for nomination forms and more details. Applications, including a statement from the candidate and a supporter, are due January 31, 2015.

Commissioner Patricia Pierce at the 100 Commemorative Suffrage March in Washington

Commissioner Patricia Pierce at the 100 Commemorative Suffrage March
in Washington.

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Title VI Compliance Program

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