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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the

Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help

you understand the services offered by the OCRC.

I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. 

G. Michael Payton, Executive Director 


Ohio Civil Rights Commission 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is pleased to announce its annual statewide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest.  The purpose of this contest is to encourage students to reflect upon Dr. King's life, philosophy and the impact of his work in the Civil Rights Movement and in present day America.  It will challenge students to think about how civil rights and diversity affects their lives and how they can continue the work of Dr. King by making a difference in their own communities.  To read more or download the entry form, please click here.


The Commission's Analysis of Senate Bill No. 349

Letter to Senator Seitz

Click here to read



The Ohio Civil Rights Commission Hall of Fame was created in 2009 through the collaborative efforts of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Honda of America Mfg., Inc., Wright State University and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The Civil Rights Hall of Fame seeks to acknowledge outstanding Ohioans who are recognized as pioneers in human and civil rights and who have advanced the goals of equality and inclusion. Inductees of the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame are individuals who have made significant contributions in support of civil rights, cultural awareness and understanding in furtherance of a more just society.

Nominations for the 2015 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame will be available in January.

 Questions? Call Johncie Kanney at 1-888-278-7101.

 This event is sponsored by founding sponsors Wright State University, Honda of America Mfg., Inc., and sustaining sponsor PNC.