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The Civil Rights movement: U.N. Declaration of Human Rights

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Title:The Civil Rights movement: U.N. Declaration of Human Rights
Date:1948 Dec.

Prepared by Leigh-Ann Wager, Stevens Cooperative School.

"After the horrendous human rights violations witnessed in World War II, the United Nations sought to produce a basic and inalienable and inviolable standard of human rights to guide its member nations. John Peters Humphrey, a Canadian, was the principle drafter of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration was adopted on December 10, 1948 and covers such human rights realms as civil, educational, cultural, social and economic. It provides norms and standards for nations to follow but does not include a plan for monitoring and policing member nations."

"Universal Declaration of Human Rights ... Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948. On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and 'to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.'" Taken from http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/seminar_docs/civilrights_doc5.html

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Lesson plans | Speeches | Reports
Subjects:Universal Declaration of Human Rights | Human rights | Human rights advocacy | Social advocacy | Human rights movements | Social movements | Social justice | Social conditions | Economic conditions | Equality | Freedom | United States | New York (N.Y.)
Collection:For Teachers and Students
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | For Teachers and Students, Gilder Lehrman Institute (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, N.Y.))
Online Publisher:[New York (N.Y.)] : Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | 2002?
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