Voices of Freedom: A Four Freedoms Audio Project

Presented in partnership by Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and The Institute for International Education—Scholar Rescue Fund.

This project is experienced in the forecourt of FDR Four Freedoms State Park

Newly remastered selections of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s January 6th, 1941 congressional address—known as the Four Freedoms Speech—plays at the presidential monument along with narratives from scholars displaced from their homelands through war and individual persecution.

Please explore the texts of these narratives below.


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The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges, funds, and supports fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. Founded in 2002, it builds upon IIE’s century-long history of assisting university students and scholars under threat. Over the past 20 years, IIE-SRF has supported more than 1,000 professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from 60 countries, placing them in academic positions at over 450 host institutions in 53 countries. This includes the brave and talented scholars who are featured in the Voices of Freedom installation. Learn more at www.scholarrescuefund.org.

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