Coffee Facts Friday

Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day, a day of importance to us all. On this day in 1948, the United Nations assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  It is a global resolve to protect and promote the “inherent dignity of all members of the human family.”
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
http://www.un.org
Eleanor Roosevelt served as Chair of the United Nations Commission and wrote parts of the Declaration of Human Rights.  As always her compassion, and desire to preserve human dignity is apparent in the text.
http://womenshistory.about.com
http://www.dcross.org
Coffee Snobology discovered a connection between Eleanor Roosevelt and coffee.  She volunteered in the Red Cross Canteen at Union Station serving soldiers newspapers, candy, cigarettes, and coffee.
Early in his administration President Roosevelt asked Eleanor to meet with representatives of the Bonus Army.  With her commitment to others, she walked through the encampment bringing food and coffee.

http://www.historynet.com

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