In this informal talk, Mrs. Roosevelt, as portrayed by Elena Dodd, recalls her years with the United Nations Human Rights Commission and the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first of its kind, the Declaration has remained a crucial statement since its adoption in 1948. Eleanor Roosevelt describes the struggles to reach consensus among delegates from diverse nations and cultures, and manages to find humor in each difficult situation. She reminds us vividly that human rights and responsibilities begin at home, in the everyday world of human beings. Part of SBCL’s “Slice of History” Series (Americana with pie).
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