What a great experience I had this past week sharing background on The Four Freedoms with middle schoolers who attended Camp History at the DiMenna Children’s Museum, which is part of the New York Historical Society.
The camp ran two, separate week long sessions and I was able to share FDR’s thoughts and experiences with campers each week. These bright young people were a wonderful audience and the interaction between them and “the President” was amazing.
We talked about events leading up to the Four Freedoms speech and the implications and ramifications of that, now famous, speech which was the closing section of the 1941 State of the Union address by FDR. The campers offered their ideas of important freedoms and the President talked about his personal freedoms.
All in all, this was one of the most gratifying experiences I have had in my FDR career. I hope I can return to the museum and other NYC venues.