Resources for Studying Speeches
by Ron Kurtus (revised 29 April 2015)
The following material consists of useful resources on famous speeches.
Use these resources to help your understanding of the material.
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
Words from the past: Inauguration speech library - CNN collection
Higherpraise Sermon Outlines - Outlines of religious sermons
Sermon Central - 50,000 Christian sermons
Sermon links - Links to Christian sermon sites
- Abraham Lincoln
- Mark Twain
- Winston Churchill
- Fidel Castro
- Jesse Jackson
- Ronald Reagan
Biography of Abraham Lincoln - From the White House site
Never Give in - Text of speech from the Churchill Centre
Winston Churchill's Speeches - National Churchill Museum
Winston Churchill Speeches and Radio Broadcasts - Internet Archive
Castro Speech Database - Embassy of Cuba and Univ. of Texas
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project - Stanford University
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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