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September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

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Odd Ads: 7-Up “Youngest Customers”

Odd Ads: 7-Up “Youngest Customers”

Advertisement for 7-Up soda. Depicts a baby drinking 7-up, while a woman's hand holds up the bottle for him to drink. 1955.

Photo Credit: Duke University Libraries

This adverstisement for 7-Up soda depicts a baby drinking 7-up while a woman’s hand holds up the bottle for him to drink. Ladies Home Journal ran this advertisement in its January 9, 1955 issue. It explains why the company “have the youngest customers n the business:”

This young man is 11 months old – and he isn’t our youngest, customer by any means.
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