Declaration of Rights of Youth, Poster

The full text of the American Youth Congress’ “Declaration of the Rights of American Youth” is available here.

On July 4, 1936, members of the American Youth Congress announced their “Declaration of the Rights of American Youth.” Noting the threat of war, they asserted the need for “full educational opportunities, steady employment at adequate wages, and security in time of need, civil rights, religious freedom, and peace.” The inclusion of an African American and a white woman student underlined group’s commitment to diversity.

CreatorAmerican Youth ConferenceDate04/07/1936RightsPublic DomainCoverageUnited StatesTime Period1930s