In December of 2009 as part of a ten-day online workshop, participants submitted questions for the following distinguished experts. They responded to the questions through written word, audio or video.
Allida Black discusses Eleanor Roosevelt's expanding views on civil rights in the United States as she negotiates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
March is Women's History Month in the United States and United Kingdom—Canada celebrates in October—while International Women's Day is celebrated globally on March 8. Introduce your students to everyday women, female politicians, and upstanders big and small who have made contributions to world history with these four resources.
Learn the background and context surrounding the life and work of Jimmy Otim who was abducted into the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda as a child and now works as for the International Criminal Court today.
This interview is part of a group of resources in Facing History's collection centered around the film The Reckoning: Understanding The International Criminal Court.
Scholar Allida Black describes how former first lady and human rights activist Eleanor Roosevelt worked to develop the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Facing History and Ourselves believes that definitions are “works-in-progress.” Our understanding of ideas is continually refined as we learn new information, often in collaboration with others. As we study the past and reflect on experiences in the present, we encourage students to construct their own meaning of important concepts. The “working definitions” provided in this glossary reflect how students might begin to define key terms they will encounter as they study international justice.
Dr. Carol Anderson discusses the emergence of human rights discussions during World War II. She examines links between the Cold War, the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and politics of race in the United States in the 1950s.