Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. He became one of the most famous intellectuals of his time, advising presidents and lecturing to thousands.
I plan to use this in a school-wide LINC lesson about hope and peace. Our LINC program sets small groups of student up with a mentor teacher with whom they meet to discuss current issues, goal setting, and character ed. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Summary: Youth For Human Rights Video
Human rights perspectves respects diversity and does not just "tolerate" it. There are so many beautiful differences that humanity would grow within our collective consciousness if only we could embrace them.