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Speeches Given by African-Americans - A-Z

This speech collection is organized in alphabetical order by last name of the African-American speaker, then by year of delivery.


 

Carmichael, Stokely
 

Stokely Carmichael - Black Power Speech - October 29, 1966

Black Power
October 29, 1966, delivered at Berkeley, California

     
     
     

Chisholm, Shirley
 

Shirley Chisholm - Speech

Equal Rights for Women
May 21, 1969, delivered at Washington D.C.

     
     
     

Douglass, Frederick
 

Frederick Douglass - Speech

The Hypocrisy of American Slavery (What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?)
July 5, 1852, delivered at Rochester, New York

An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage
January 1867, as published in the Atlantic Monthly

     
     
     

Hill, Anita
 

Anita Hill

I Could Not Keep Silent
October 11, 1991, delivered at Washington D.C.

     
     
     

Jackson, Jesse
 

Jesse Jackson - Speech to the DNC 1984

Address to the Democratic National Convention
July 18, 1984, delivered at San Francisco, California

Address to the Democratic National Convention
July 19, 1988, delivered at Atlanta, Georgia

     
     
     

Jordan, Barbara C.
 

Barbara Jordan - Speech

The Constitutional Basis for Impeachment
July 25, 1974, delivered at Washington D.C.

Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good?
July 12, 1976, delivered at New York, N.Y.

     
     
     

King, Martin Luther, Jr.
 

Martin Luther King Jr giving his I Have a Dream speech

The Birth of a New Nation
April 7, 1957, delivered at Montgomery, Alabama

I Have a Dream
August 28, 1963, delivered at Washington D.C.

Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
December 10, 1964, delivered at Oslo, Norway

A Time to Break Silence
April 4, 1967, delivered at New York City, NY

I've Seen the Promised Land
April 3, 1968, delivered at Memphis, Tennessee

     
     
     

Malcolm X
 

Black Man's History
December 1962, delivered at New York, NY

Message to the Grass Roots
November 10, 1963, delivered at Detroit, Michigan

The Ballot or the Bullet
April 3, 1964, delivered at Cleveland, Ohio

     
     
     

Obama, Barack
 

Obama - Speech

DNC Keynote Address
July 27, 2004, delivered at Boston, Massachusetts

Yes, We Can
January 8, 2008, delivered at Nashua, New Hampshire

Inaugural Address
January 20, 2009, delivered at Washington, D.C.

On the Death of Osama Bin Laden
May 1, 2011, delivered at Washington, D.C.

Second Inaugural Address
January 21, 2013, delivered at Washington, D.C.

     
     
     

Terrell, Mary E. Church
 

Mary E. Church Terrell - Speech

What It Means to be Colored in the Capital of the United States
October 10, 1906, delivered at Washington, D.C.

     
     
     

Truth, Sojourner
 

Ain't I a Woman?
May 28, 1851, delivered in Akron, Ohio

     
     
     

Washington, Booker T.
 

Booker T. Washington - Speech

Atlanta Compromise
September 18, 1895, delivered at Atlanta, Georgia

Harvard University Address
June 24, 1896, delivered at Boston, Massachusetts

Democracy and Education
September 30, 1896, delivered at Brooklyn, New York

     
     
     

Weaver, Robert C.
 

Robert C. Weaver - Speech

The Negro as an American
June 13, 1963, delivered at Chicago, Illinois

     


 


 


 


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