A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all!
70 years after the end of the Second World War and the atrocities of the Holocaust, recent events in Europe force us to ask Is it Time for the Jews to Leave Europe? "At a time when anti-Semitism was the norm, Abraham Lincoln not only treated Jews with respect but counted many of them as close friends." The exhibition, Lincoln and the Jews, at the NY Historical Society was designed by Pure+Applied, who also designed our own fdr4freedoms.org! And in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death: Looking for Lincoln.
Ellen Pao and gender discrimination in Silicon Valley. "By keeping the products unlabeled and unnoticed, prison labor systems all over the country have skirted uproar over whether prison labor is fair and just." Partying like a President.
This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a powerful symbol of liberty around the world; its simple ideas of Freedom and Justice influenced the U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The official anniversary is celebrated on the 15th of June, but there's more to explore all year.