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The Four Freedom Awards

Paul Sparrow, FDR Library Director On January 6, 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his State of the Union address. He had just been elected to an unprecedented third term in office, and he decided to use this speech to articulate … Continue reading

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The “Four Freedoms” speech remastered

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director There is only one speech in American history that inspired a multitude of books and films, the establishment of its own park, a series of paintings by a world famous artist, a prestigious international award … Continue reading

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A Labor Day Remembrance

It is one of his finest broadcasts, a passionate sermon on the importance of democracy and the threat that dictatorships pose to all free people. Continue reading

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Four Freedoms Park Dedication

.The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park was dedicated on October 17, 2012. Designed by Louis I. Kahn, the park was built as an enduring tribute to the life and work of President Roosevelt. For more information on the park, … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives – Field Trip

FDR Library Supervisory Archivist Bob Clark visited the construction site of the FDR Four Freedoms Park on June 14th and brought back these photos. The Park, located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in the East River, will be … Continue reading

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FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech

Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. Today is the 70th Anniversary of FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech. Check out this great web feature on our website about this speech.

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