On January 6, 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a powerful State of the Union address. In it the president explained his decision to supply arms and materials to the Allied war effort. Occurring 11 months prior to U.S. entry into World War II, Roosevelt’s speech described the support as a crucial reaction against the threat of a “new order of tyranny that seeks to spread over every continent today”—one that “the American people have set their faces unalterably against.” [Read more…] about Exploring Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” in the Ransom Center’s collection
About Tracy Bonfitto
As Curator of Art, Dr. Bonfitto oversees research, access, and interpretation of the Center’s art holdings.