2 Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
3 Article 1.All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.Article 2.Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
4 Boeing B-29s on the factory floor in Wichita Kansas Rosie the Riveter, 1942
5 “First by far with a postwar car.” The 1947 Studebaker Commander Regal De Luxe Coupe
13 Gandhi, Nehru, and Indian Independence Aug 1947 Mohandas Gandhi and the Salt Satrygraha 1930
14 Theodore Herzl and The Jewish State, 1896 The Creation of Israel 1948
15 Ho Chi Minh deliveringhis address in Hanoi on 2 September 1945 after theAugust Revolution."All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"This immortal statement was made in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America m In a broader sense, this means: All the peoples on the earth are equal from birth, all the peoples have a right to live, to be happy and free.The Declaration of the French Revolution made in 1791 on the Rights of Man and the Citizen also states: "All men are born free and with equal rights, and must always remain free and have equal rights." Those are undeniable truths.Nevertheless, for more than eighty years, the French imperialists, abusing the standard of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, have violated our Fatherland and oppressed our fellow-citizens. They have acted contrary to the ideals of humanity and justice. In the field of politics, they have deprived our people of every democratic liberty.