Howard Kahn

Howard Kahn (1914-2008) chaired the All-University Council on Negro Discrimination that produced the first report in 1935 calling on President Coffman to admit an African American student to Pioneer Hall.  He was a student member of the Board of Regents.  He received undergraduate and MA degrees in chemistry from the University.

Kahn had a life long commitment to fair housing and civil rights.  He served as Chairperson of the Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Housing, as well as the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights.  He was a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.