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On December 23, 2019,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced over 70 appointees to a series of key boards and commissions. “We are proud to announce the appointments of these individuals to a series of key boards and commissions across Tennessee,” said Governor Lee. “I value the experience they bring to our state and appreciate their willingness to serve.”

Commissioner Gary Behler of Chattanooga and Commissioner Annazette Houston of Knoxville were both re-appointed to serve on the Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioners through the end of their terms on June 30, 2025. 


The Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioner’s accepted the annual report for fiscal year 2018-2019 for release at the September 13, 2019 Commission meeting.  The full report is available here

The report details statistical information, actions and initiatives to safeguard individuals from discrimination through education and enforcement. 

The report was released to the public on October 8, 2019.

Robin Derryberry

Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioners, Chair Robin Derryberry talks to WUTC radio in Chattanooga to give background information on THRC.  Click the link here for the full interview.

Rosetta Miller Perry

Mrs. Rosetta Miller Perry, a long-time Civil Rights activist has been named the recipient of the 2019 Tennessee Human Rights Commission’s Jocelyn D. Wurzburg Civil Rights Legacy Award. 

Mrs. Miller Perry was presented with the award on July 19, 2019.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 03:00pm

Board of Commissioners Meeting


Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 08:00am

THRC Knoxville Area Employment Law Seminar

The University of Tennessee College of Law-Room 237 1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996-1800

Wednesday, April 08, 2020 | 08:00am

5th Annual West Tennessee Fair Housing Conference

National Civil Rights Museum 450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103

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