FDR’s 1941 State of the Union Address

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(Host) Monday is the anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union Address. The speech is known for FDR’s outline of the “four freedoms,” given in the last years of peace before Pearl Harbor brought the US into World War II. Here’s a portion of that address from January 6, sixty-two years ago:

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(Host) The Woodstock Historical Society hosts a talk Monday night on FDR’s speech. It’s part of a year-long theme by the Vermont Humanities Council called “Four Freedoms 2003.”

Listen online to the VPR interview with the keynote speaker.

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