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    History of Human Rights in Idaho

    Human Rights belong to every person and embody basic standards of human dignity. Human Rights are universal, inalienable, indivisible and interdependent. The United Nations declares in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that we each have the right to live, and to live in freedom and safety, that human rights are independent of our gender, our skin color, our language, our beliefs, our religion, our economic status or our nationality. Human rights belong to all without exception.

    The History of Human Rights in Idaho is presented below in a timeline from 1800 to 2018 and in a series of videos featuring a moment, person, policy, or place in the history of African Americans, Basque, Chinese, Japanese, Jews, Latinos, LGBTQ, Mormons, Native Americans, People with Disabilities, and Refugees in Idaho.

    The Idaho state seal prominently displays a scale of justice. Be thinking about that promise of fair and equal treatment. You be the judge.  How well has Idaho done?  How well are we doing in ensuring human rights for all our residents?

    Video Series – History of Human Rights in Idaho 

    1 – Americans Under Guard

    Japanese discrimination in Idaho

    2 – First in the United States

    The first Jewish Governor, Moses Alexander

    3 – Saying Yes to Human Rights

    Bill Wassmuth’s work in Idaho

    4 – Test of Faith

    Mormon Settlement in Idaho

    5 – Idaho’s Moral Compass

    Marilyn Shuler’s impact in Idaho

    6 – Speak Out Against Aggression

    Basque Community in Idaho

    7 – Too Great for Hate

    LGBTQ rights in Idaho

    8 – Confront the Injustice

    Latinx discrimination in Idaho

    9 – Form a Complete Circle

    Native Americans in Idaho

    10 – When Words are Weapons

    Chinese migration into Idaho

    11 – Spacious Enough for Refuge

    Refugees in Idaho

    12 – No Other, Only People

    Disability discrimination in Idaho

    13 – We Weren’t Going Away

    African Americans in Idaho