Universal Human Rights Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2023

Friday, December 1, 2023 10:00 AM - Saturday, December 23, 2023 5:00 PM
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601
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December is Universal Human Rights Month

Universal Human Rights Month celebrates the landmark document that “enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” This month strives to promote this declaration and the continuing struggles people face throughout the world, encouraging us to not leave anyone behind.

This exhibition was curated by Jane Anne Carroll through the Public History Program at Abilene Christian University. The Grace Museum is collaborating with ACU to create monthly exhibitions that coincide with different cultural heritage months throughout the year. These exhibitions highlight the narratives of various cultural groups that are integral to Abilene’s history while weaving these stories into the broader historical fabric of the United States.

Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Declaration of Human Rights poster in Spanish text at Lake Success, November 1949, Courtesy of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum

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