Four Freedoms Awards
We must continue to fight for necessary human freedoms. That is why the Four Freedoms Awards are presented every year. Individuals or organizations committed to the Four Freedoms receive the award. Franklin D. Roosevelt named these Four Freedoms in his speech to the United States Congress on January 6, 1941. The presentation of the Four Freedoms Awards is a tradition started by the Franklin and Elanor Roosevelt Institute in New York in 1950. Roosevelt's ancestors came from Oud-Vossemeer in Zeeland. Since 1982, the award ceremony has therefore taken place internationally in collaboration with the Roosevelt Foundation in Zeeland. The Four Freedoms Awards are presented in even years in Middelburg, and in New York in odd years.
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear
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We believe it is important that the ideas of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are passed on to the generations after us. That is why, with the Roosevelt Foundation, we continue to encourage people to actively work for their freedoms.
To achieve our ambitions and goals, we naturally need resources and organizational strength. We thank all of our partners for their support and commitment to the Roosevelt Foundation.
Would you also like to contribute to the Roosevelt Foundation and the presentation of the Four Freedoms Awards? For more information, please contact Sebastian Groothuis of the Roosevelt Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full list of our partners can be found on the About the Roosevelt Foundation page.