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Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978) is one of Minnesota’s most beloved and influential politicians. In the late 1940s, while he was Mayor of Minneapolis, Humphrey became vocal about his opposition to racial segregation, and in 1948, he made one of the most important speeches in political history. MN90 producer Marisa Helms reports that Humphrey’s passionate civil rights speech spurred the Democratic Party to adopt a civil rights plank into its platform. Years later, as a U.S. Senator, Humphrey was instrumental in helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.