Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home honors Human Rights Day 2014

Top Quote "There is still work needed, both here and abroad, to help establish and protect basic human rights," says the Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 19, 2014 - Brooklyn, New York - The Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home observes this year's Human Rights Day. Human Rights issues has been a subject that nations have struggled over for a long time. While, international and domestic laws have evolved to promote the betterment of all mankind, there is still a long way to go to ensure equal rights for all people. As the fight for the establishment and maintenance of human rights continue, many brave men and women will continue their work to make a difference for those whose human rights are violated.

    Famous human rights activists:
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865): Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was in office during the American Civil War. He fought to keep the country from splitting apart, while establishing the basic human right of self-determination. His Emancipation Proclamation was one of the first official declarations condemning slavery. His efforts led to the end of slavery in 1865.

    Frederick Douglas (1818-1895): Douglas was a former slave who was taught how to read by his master's wife. After a failed escape attempt, Douglas finally gained his freedom in 1938 when he ran to New York. He became involved in anti-slavery campaigns and travelled across the United States giving speeches on human rights.

    Susan B. Anthony: Anthony was a dedicated suffragist and civil rights activist. Together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she co-founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. She is credited with playing a notable role in passing the nineteenth amendment which gave women the right to vote.

    "Here at the Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home, we are proud to commemorate Human Rights Day. Over the centuries, mankind has come a long way in promoting human rights with the abolishment of slavery and laws protecting women's rights. However, there is still work needed, both here and abroad, to help establish and protect basic human rights," says Marty Dicker, administrator at the Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home.

    Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is a premier 140-bed nursing and rehabilitation care center that provides comprehensive inpatient care to all its residents. Located at 2749 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11208, Brooklyn Queens's professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a caring and comfortable environment that centers around its residents. Brooklyn Queens offers outstanding short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, as well as superior long-term care and hospice care. Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home has an exceptional staff of physical, occupational and speech therapists that carefully tailors unique recovery programs for each and every resident.

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