The Triumph of Franklin D. Roosevelt
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 32nd President on March 4, 1933, he famously said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. Over the next twelve years and one month, as he led the country though the Great Depression and World War II, the generation that he said had “a rendezvous with destiny” summoned the same courage that he himself had shown twelve years before when he was stricken with infantile paralysis. This illustrated talk will look back at FDR’s life, his presidency, and listen to some of his most eloquent words. Join lecturer Dan Pritchett on FDR's birthday for a celebration of his life.
Registration is required. To sign up, call the Library at 302-645-2733 or stop by the Circulation Desk.
This presentation is made possible by Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Large Meeting Room East, Large Meeting Room West
- Lewes Public Library