19-A Freedom of Speech, The Saturday Evening Post, 1943

Freedom of Speech, by Norman Rockwell, The Saturday Evening Post, 1943

Freedom of Speech was the first painting that Norman Rockwell illustrated of the four essential human freedoms. It is unclear who commissioned him to do the paintings. It is clear that they had an enormous impact on the war effort and will forever be a part of American culture.

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Norman Rockwell (1894- 1978)
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four essential human freedoms speech.
Visit this site to read what President Franklin D. Roosevelt had to say in his State of the Union address on January 6, 1941 regarding freedom of speech and expression, freedom from want, freedom from fear, freedom of worship.

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms. The government refused to publish the Norman Rockwell four freedom prints. The Washington Post published the prints, and since they garnered wide spread popularity, the U.S. governemnent then chose to use the prints as incentives to purchase war bonds.