Tag Archive for Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s Human Rights Day – Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its 70th Year

An important message from the United Nations on Human Rights Day. The goal – guaranteeing the universality of the human rights of all peoples – seems at first glance more remote and unlikely a possibility as ever. Yet everywhere one cares to look, assuming the willingness to seek information beyond the for-profit corporate media gatekeepers so…

June 18, 1941: With 100,000 Blacks Threatening to March on D.C., FDR Agrees to Integrate the Defense Industry & Government

Courtesy of the White House Historical Association. FDR, A. Philip Randolph and the Desegregation of the Defense Industries Since September 1939, war had been raging in Europe. Hitler’s armies had virtually seized the mainland, so that Great Britain stood alone as the last bastion of democracy on that continent. Hitler’s ally in the East, Japan,…