"The Father of the modern
Human Rights System"
"John Humphrey is the founder of the modern human rights system." - Nelson Mandela
Preserving the Legacy Project
April 30, 2023
12:30pm Dove Pathway
1pm Ceremony and Unveiling
2pm Reception in Council Chambers
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Human Rights Writing & Art Contest
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the declaration of Human Rights we are holding a writing and art contest. Topic: What is Human Rights? Deadline: April 10, 2023 Prize: 250$ two prizes available. More information here.
What are Human Rights?
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