OUR MISSION

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The Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (KHREF) is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation established in 2008 that seeks to motivate students to contribute to the effort to create a world where everyone’s human rights are realized.  Hence the Foundation sponsors an annual human rights essay contest and other academically oriented human rights activities.

Richard M. Kemper, a lieutenant in the United States army, was killed in France during World War II.  Subsequently, his parents, Adolph and Helen Kemper, purchased land by the high school he attended and dedicated it to all those who fought and died defending human rights principals.

Human rights are entitlements to which individuals have a just claim. They include the right to be free from discrimination, torture, and arbitrary arrest; the right to obtain a minimum standard of living, be educated, own property, and express unpopular opinions; and the right to participate equally with others in determining the rules that govern the society they live in.

Paul Cantor, the President of KHREF and Richard Kemper’s nephew, is a professor of economics.  Other members of the board are: Yvonne Lopaur, a science teacher, Richard Marsico, a law professor, Glenn Mitoma, a professor of human rights and director of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Roger Sparks, a professor of economics, and Mary Templin, a professor of English Literature.

RMK PHOTOGRAPHS
Meet RMK, his father and sister.
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RMK MEMORIAL PARK
A gift to students and the Mamaroneck community that honors soldiers who fought and died in World War II.
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CHRONOLOGY OF RMK'S LIFE
Born in New York City, 1920.
Graduated from Mamaroneck HS, 1937.
Killed in France, 1944.
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Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation
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