Recently, Chip Shwartz of Polich Tallix came to the park to perform conservation maintenance on the Jo Davidson portrait bust.
Relive the story behind Norman Rockwell's famous "Four Freedoms," on view for a limited time at Gracie Mansion in celebration of the executive mansion's 75th anniversary as home to New York City's mayor.
At Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, we continue to honor the legacy of President Roosevelt and his vision for a world based on four essential human freedoms. This year, we dedicate ourselves to celebrating the first pillar of President Roosevelt’s four freedoms: freedom of speech and expression. This essential human right forms the foundation of our democracy. As our event season begins, we look forward to fostering civic engagement through a slate of programs emphasizing the importance of free speech.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia at the rehabilitation center for the treatment of polio that he founded.
Seventy-six years ago today on the precipice of the United States' entry to the Second World War, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his eighth State of the Union address. In that speech, he shared his vision for a better world, a vision founded by interconnected human rights: the freedoms of religion and speech and from want and fear.
Not long past noon on Monday, January 6, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt locked his leg braces into place and mounted the podium of the Capitol’s House of Representatives to deliver his eighth State of the Union address. Newly elected to a third term, FDR was by now a seasoned leader. Indeed, on that winter day in 1941, he was arguably the most experienced and most important statesman in the world....
Seventy-five years ago on December 7, 1941, Japanese forces mounted a surprise military attack against the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech now known as the "Day of Infamy" speech, asking Congress to enter the Second World War. An excerpt from fdr4freedoms.org describes the attack and its aftermath.