Eleanor Roosevelt : Human Rights

Wednesday, November 19, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the United Nations General Assembly.

She discusses human rights and urges the audience to not forget that there are those who would like to go back to the days of isolationism. She also refers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention (which at the time of this speech had still not been ratified by the United States Congress). She speaks of basic human rights - the right to eat, and how difficult these rights are to put into law.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72667
Municipal archives id: LT3503


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

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