Human Rights Protest, 1960s

This photo, of an unidentified human rights protest held in the United States in the 1960s, shows just a glimpse of one of the many mass assemblies which happened across not only the United States, but across the world, and which continue to happen into today for the cause of universal human rights. While documents such as the Universal Decleration of Human Rights has been drafted and chartered by groups such as the United Nations, the provisions of such documents are expected to be enforced by governments rather than by bodies such as the UN. As a result, the Universal Decleration and other documents like it are not universally enforced, as violations of these basic human rights continue the world over, spurring on the cause of protesters like those pictured.


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