Freedom of speech holds a central position among Americans’ constitutional principles. In troubled times more than half a century ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt uttered the visionary principles that would inspire a nation and guide America through World War II and into the 21st century. He called them the "Four Freedoms" – Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Religion, Freedom From Want, and Freedom From Fear.
Over the past 60 years, these ideals have survived, and triumphed. Today, free speech defines our American way of life. It is indeed a triumph of our democracy – a freedom to be celebrated. National Freedom of Speech Week IS that celebration!
National Freedom of Speech Week (NFSW) is celebrated during the third week of October every year. This year’s celebration will be October 18th-24th. By celebrating freedom of speech for a full week every year, National Freedom of Speech Week will help ensure that free speech remains "The Language of America."