This episode highlights the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on December 10, 1948.  Featured in conversation is Dr. Glenn Mitoma, Assistant Professor of Human Rights Education at UConn’s Neag School of Ed. and Director of the Dodd Center, discussing the history and impact of this landmark document in addition to its relationship to contemporary issues around citizenship, gun control and internment.  The Archives & Special Collections of the UConn Library, holds significant collections stemming from the Trials at Nuremberg in 1946 and subsequent human rights records relating to the founding principles of the UDHR.

Featured Tracks

Eleanor Roosevelt “Preamble: Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, 1948.

Thomas J. Dodd and the Legacy of Nuremberg

50 Years After Nuremberg: Executive Order 9066

Featured Collections

University of Connecticut Center For Oral History

Thomas J Dodd Papers


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About The Author

Graham is an Archivist overseeing the Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections at the UConn Library, Archives & Special Collections. His work focuses on the archivist as activist and expanding access to archives for a diverse audience. His personal interests deal with settler colonialism in antebellum Kansas Territory and Civil War memory.

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