Published: June 11, 2018
STOCKTON, MASS. — In his 1941 State of the Union address to Congress, Franklin D. Roosevelt underlined four freedoms that people everywhere in the world ought to enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. Roosevelt’s moving words ignited the creative hand of Norman Rockwell, who went on to create a series of works called the “Four Freedoms,” which illustrate everyday Americans enjoying these freedoms as part of their daily lives. Produced by the Norman Rockwell Museum for their traveling exhibition, “Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms,” this video sheds light on the World War II history that prompted Roosevelt’s words and Rockwell’s subsequent artworks that captivated the nation. For more information, www.nrm.org.
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