"The Father of the modern
Human Rights System"
"John Humphrey is the founder of the modern human rights system." - Nelson Mandela
Hampton Reads: Peace By Chocolate
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights in 2023 we are inviting the community to read the inspiring story: Peace By Chocolate
You can find copies at the Community Library and the school libraries. We have also partnered with the publisher Goose Lane to offer a discounted price to purchase. Get a group together and start your own book club.
We will be hosting the author, Jon Tattrie in late November at the Community Library in Hampton.
Book info Here.
Inspired by a letter from John Humphreys widow, Dr. Margaret Kunstler Humphrey, the Hampton Town Council established an ad hoc committee which has evolved into an incorporated, charitable foundation. The Foundation's mandate has been to find appropriate ways to honour and continue the legacy of John Humphrey.
March 31, 2018
On March 31, 2019, Hampton we had the priviledge of welcoming Siyabulela Mandela to Hampton to visit the John Peters Humphrey Credo. He was gracious with his time and spent the morning talking and visiting the Credo, museum and Station 33.
Our mission is to provide an ongoing tribute to John Peters Humphrey by educating individuals of all ages about his life and accomplishments; to provide a venue to learn about John Peters Humphrey and his work; and to educate people about human rights.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
At the request of Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States and Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, Humphrey would do something never done before, draft an international bill of rights.
For the animated Universal Declaration of Human Rights, click here