Rhetorical Literacy: 50 Important Speeches in 21st Century America

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Speaker Title/Text/MultiMedia Audio Transcript
Maya Angelou

Remarks at the Memorial Service for Coretta Scott King

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Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

Address to the LA Legislature on Hurricane Katrina

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Michael Rubens Bloomberg Governors Island Address on Religious Tolerance mp3 PDF  FLASH
Janice Kay Brewer Address on Signing Senate Bill 1070 mp3 PDF  FLASH
Richard Halleck Brodhead

"On the Practice and Ethics of Trying Cases in the Media"

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Robert C. Byrd "The Arrogance of Power" mp3 PDF  FLASH
George Walker Bush 9/11 Address to the Nation mp3 PDF  FLASH
George Walker Bush 9/11 Address to a Joint Session of Congress mp3 PDF  FLASH
George Walker Bush 2002 State of the Union Address mp3 PDF  FLASH
George Walker Bush Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution mp3 PDF  FLASH
Hillary Rodham Clinton 2008 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address mp3 PDF  FLASH
Hillary Rodham Clinton Address to the UN Commission on the Status of Women mp3 PDF  FLASH
William Jefferson Clinton

Farewell Address

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William Jefferson Clinton Eulogy for Robert Byrd mp3 PDF  FLASH
William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr

50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Remarks

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Thomas Dale DeLay

Farewell Address to the U.S. House of Representatives

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Robert Michael Gates

Address to the World Forum on the Future of Democracy

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Julius Genachowski Brookings Speech on Broadband & the Internet mp3 PDF  FLASH

Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni

"We Are Virginia Tech"

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Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani 9/11 Speech to the United Nations General Assembly mp3 PDF  FLASH
Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr.

Concession Speech

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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr.

Nobel Lecture

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Dan Hicks & Rowdy Gaines Call of Jason Lezak's 2008 Olympic Freestyle Relay Leg mp3  
Eric Himpton Holder

Speech Marking African-American History Month

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Paul David Hewson (aka "Bono")

Keynote Address at the 54th National Prayer Breakfast

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James Mountain Inhofe Senate Speech on Global Warming and the Media mp3 PDF  FLASH
Steven Paul Jobs

Commencement Address at Stanford University

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Marion Lois Jones-Thompson On Illegal Steroid Use and False Statements mp3 PDF  FLASH
Barbara Jean Lee Statement in Opposition to H.J. Res. 64 mp3 PDF  FLASH
Jessica Dawn Lynch

"The Truth is Always More Heroic than the Hype"

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David McCullough, Jr. Wellesley College Commencement Speech   PDF  FLASH
James Edward "Jim" McGreevey

Press Conference Announcing Resignation

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Zell Bryan Miller

2004 Republican National Convention Keynote Address

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Binyamin Netanyahu

2009 Speech to the United Nations General Assembly

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Michael Nutter Mount Carmel Baptist Church Address mp3 PDF  FLASH

Barack Hussein Obama

2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

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Barack Hussein Obama

Commencement Address at Knox College

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Barack Hussein Obama

"A More Perfect Union"

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Barack Hussein Obama Nobel Lecture mp3 PDF  FLASH
John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Address mp3 PDF  FLASH
Joseph Vincent "Jay" Paterno, Jr. Eulogy Address at the Joe Paterno Memorial Service mp3 PDF  FLASH
Gen. David Howell Petraeus Address to the 45th Munich Security Conference mp3 PDF  FLASH
Gen. Colin Lewis Powell

Address to the U.N. Security Council on WMD in Iraq

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Condoleezza Rice Wriston Lecture at the Manhattan Institute   PDF
Condoleezza Rice

Opening Statement Before the 9/11 Commission

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Willard Mitt Romney

"Faith in America"

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Ricardo S. Sanchez

Remarks to Military Reporters and Editors Forum

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Ryne Dee Sandberg

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Address

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Attallah Shabazz

Remarks at the Memorial Service for Coretta Scott King

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Shirley Sherrod

NAACP 20th Annual Freedom Banquet Speech

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