November 16, 2018

Undelivered Address Prepared for Jefferson Day – April 13, 1945

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

The following is taken from the end of an undelivered address to be delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt  on April 13, 1945. He died from a cerebral hemorrhage the day before.

FDR’s written words are as poignant today as they were then.

Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships—the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together and work together, in the same world, at peace.