June 26 marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco. It was one of the most significant, but also forgotten, moments in The City’s history. How did the creation of the UN relate to the Treasure Island world’s fair, and why was its headquarters not built in San Francisco or Marin as planned? The United Nations was the last and greatest of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attempts to extend his New Deal to the world. Dr. Gray Brechin will examine what has happened to the UN in a new century of perpetual war.
Presented by the San Francisco History Center of the San Francisco Public Library. All programs at the Library are free.
Image: Plan for a United Nations headquarters in Mill Valley
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