A few weeks ago, Setsuko Winchester, a former journalist at NPR, visited the Park as part of her Freedom from Fear Project. On one of the coldest days in January, she arranged 120 hand-made yellow tea bowls along the granite edges at the Park and photographed them. We asked Setsuko to share the story behind this project with us.
On January 30, 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York. Today marks his 134th birthday. We're celebrating with photos of FDR and friends on his birthday. Happy birthday, Franklin!
The dedication of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park took place on October 17, 2012. On that day, three years ago, hundreds of people gathered at the Park to honor President Franklin D. Roosevelt and to celebrate his four freedoms. Printed here is the speech given by Founder and Chair Emeritus of Four Freedoms Park, Ambassador William vanden Heuvel.
August 14 was a pivotal day in the career of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On that day, he signed the Social Security Act, delivered his "I Hate War" speech, and issued the Atlantic Charter. Learn more about these interesting chapters in history.
As a champion of New York, there are countless incredible buildings, infrastructural elements, hospitals and schools named for Franklin D. Roosevelt scattered across the Empire State. Here is a compilation of New York state infrastructure and buildings named for the 32nd President.
Under the direction of Founding Director Ennis Carter, Social Impact Studios (then called Design for Social Impact) created a comprehensive grassroots archive of WPA posters. The archive remains the largest and most comprehensive source of WPA posters, numbering more than 1,800. In preparation for our Poster for the People Workshop and Talk on May 16, we asked Ennis to answer a few questions about Social Impact Studios, WPA artwork, and the legacy of the WPA.
In celebration of International Women's Day, we want to take a moment to reflect on the lives of three influential women during and beyond the Roosevelt era. These women - Frances Perkins, Marian Anderson, and Eleanor Roosevelt - were trailblazers in their own right and we are excited to celebrate their achievements.