AJC Op-Ed: City poised to be role model once again
by Doug Shipman, CEO
While many of us may be focused on holiday preparations, an important milestone passes next week: Tuesday marks the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Created after the atrocities of World War II by a global committee led by Eleanor Roosevelt, this United Nations document provides crucial context for what can be our next great legacy.
Beyond “the city too busy to hate,” Atlanta is poised to become America’s home for human rights.
Atlanta holds a unique place in the history of the Civil Rights Movement — as a Southern city where conflict gave way to cooperation, citizens worked together across racial and religious lines, and the business community joined in support.