Speeches - Indexed by Speaker S-Z

This speech collection is organized in alphabetical order by last name of the speaker, then by date of delivery.


Sagoyewatha (Red Jacket)

Red Jacket - Speech

We Never Quarrel About Religion
Summer of 1805, Six Nations Territory, Upper New York State

We Cannot Make Land
Summer of 1819, delivered near Buffalo, New York


Sanger, Margaret

Margaret Sanger

The Morality of Birth Control
November 18, 1921, delivered at New York, N.Y.

The Children's Era
March 30, 1925, delivered at New York, N.Y.


Shaw, Anna Howard

Anna Howard Shaw

Eulogy to Susan B. Anthony
March 15, 1906, delivered at Rochester, New York

The Fundamental Principle of a Republic
June 21, 1915, delivered at Ogdensburg, New York


Smith, Frederick Edwin

F.E. Smith - Speech 1906

Maiden Speech
March 12, 1906, delivered at London, UK


Smith, Margaret Chase

Margaret Smith Chase - Declaration of Conscience 1950

Declaration of Conscience
June 1, 1950, delivered at Washington D.C.



Socrates - Speech

Apology (according to Plato)

Apology (according to Xenophon)
399 BC, delivered at Athens, Greece


Spencer, Charles

Earl Spencer - Eulogy to Diana 1997

Eulogy to Diana, Princess of Wales
September 6, 1997, delivered at London, UK


Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Speech

Declaration of Sentiments
July 19-20, 1848, delivered at Seneca Falls, New York

Temperance and Women's Rights
June 1, 1853, delivered at Rochester, New York

The Rights of Married Women
February 20, 1854, submitted at New York, N.Y.

The Destructive Male
1868, delivered at Washington D.C.

Solitude of Self
January 18, 1892, delivered at Washington D.C.


Sumner, Charles

Charles Sumner Speech

The True Grandeur of Nations
July 4, 1845, delivered at Boston, Massachusetts

Freedom National; Slavery Sectional
August 26, 1852, delivered at Washington D.C.

The Crime Against Kansas
May 19, 1856, delivered at Washington D.C.


Suu Kyi, Aung San

Aung San Suu Kyi - Speech 1995

Keynote Address at the NGO Forum on Women
August 31, 1995, delivered at Huairou, China


Teresa, Mother

Mother Teresa - Speech

Love Begins at Home
December 11, 1979, delivered at Oslo, Norway


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.


Thatcher, Margaret

Margaret Thatcher - Speech

Britain Awake
January 19, 1976, delivered at London, UK

The West in the World Today
December 18, 1979, delivered at New York, N.Y.

The Lady's Not for Turning
October 10, 1980, delivered at Brighton, UK

Sermon on the Mound
May 21, 1988, delivered at Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Eulogy for Ronald Reagan
June 11, 2004, delivered at Washington D.C.


Trudeau, Pierre

Pierre Trudeau - Speech

The War Measures Act
October 16, 1970, broadcast from Ottawa, Canada


Truman, Harry S.

Truman - Speech

The Truman Doctrine
March 12, 1947, delivered at Washington D.C.

Second Inaugural Address
January 20, 1949, delivered at Washington D.C.


Truth, Sojourner

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


Twain, Mark

Mark Twain - Votes for Women 1901

Our Fellow Savages
1866, delivered on Hawaii

Votes for Women
January 20, 1901, delivered at New York, N.Y.


Urban II

Pope Urban II - Speech

Against the Infidels
November 27, 1095, delivered at Clermont, France


George Graham Vest

Eulogy of the Dog
September 23, 1870, delivered at Warrensburg, Missouri



Vivekananda - Speech

Death Knell of Fanaticism
September 11-27, 1893, delivered at Chicago, Illinois


Wallace, George C.

Segregation Forever
January 14, 1963, delivered at Montgomery, Alabama

School House Door Speech
June 11, 1963, delivered at Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The Civil Rights Act: A Hoax
July 4, 1964, delivered at Atlanta, Georgia


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


Washington, George

George Washington - Speech

Speech at Newburgh
March 15, 1783, delivered at Newburgh, New York

Resignation Speech
December 23, 1783, delivered at Annapolis, Maryland

First Inaugural Address
April 30, 1789, delivered at New York, N.Y.

Second Inaugural Address
March 4, 1793, delivered at Philadelphia, PA

Farewell Address
September 17, 1796, published in Philadelphia’s American Daily Advertiser.


Weaver, Robert C.

Robert C. Weaver - Speech

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


Webster, Daniel

Daniel Webster - Speech

Plymouth Oration
December 22, 1820, delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Constitution and the Union
March 7, 1850, delivered at Washington D.C.


Wiesel, Elie

Elie Wiesel - Speech

Perils of Indifference
April 12, 1999, delivered at Washington D.C.


Wilberforce, William

Wilberforce - Speech

May 12, 1789, delivered at London, England


Wilson, Thomas Woodrow

Woodrow Wilson - Speech

War Message
April 2, 1917, delivered at Washington D.C.

The Fourteen Points
January 8, 1918, delivered at Washington D.C.


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