List of resources for studying great speeches, as a lesson in speech writing, public speaking, and history. Also refer to format, vision, mission, politics, imagery, emotional appeal, Ron Kurtus, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions
Resources for Studying Speeches
by Ron Kurtus (revised 19 February 2006)
The following material consists of useful resources on famous speeches.
Chicago Law's Great Speeches - Audios of speeches (Real Audio format)
History Channel Speech Archives - Excerpts and audio of famous speeches in recent history
Avalon Project of Yale University - Collection of inaugural addresses
Higherpraise Sermon Outlines - Outlines of religious sermons
Sermon Central - 50,000 Christian sermons
Sermon links - Links to Christian sermon sites
Biography of Abraham Lincoln - From the White House site
Churchill's "Never Give Up" Speech - Recording in RealAudio (you need the player to hear the speech)
Castro Speech Database - Embassy of Cuba and Univ. of Texas
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project - Stanford University
The King Center - Information about Martin Luther King
Jesse Jackson: 1984 Democratic National Convention Address - From American Rhetoric; includes MP3 audio of speech
Address before the Democratic National Convention - From The Pilgramage of Jesse Jackson: PBS Frontline
Speech: The Rainbow Coalition - From Info Please
Forerunner International Campus Newspaper - Speech taken from edited version
Reagan Goes to Moscow - Explanation of historical event
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