United Nations: Human Rights Day

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19th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Announcer introduces the event and notes the planned events for the evening's concert.

He notes that the President of the United Nations General Assembly Cornelius Mănescu will deliver a special message for Human Rights Day and French actor Jean-Louis Barrault will read the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The highlight of the program will be a musical performance by Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin. Two selections of Indian raga music will be performed. He describes the type of instruments which will be used in the performance.

Recording ends with applause following the second piece. The second tape is missing.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 72290
Municipal archives id: T1996