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by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

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by Frederick Douglass
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First published in 1845, the Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass became Frederick Douglass's most well known work. It is as the name implies his autobiography.

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by Patrick Henry
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On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered a speech which supported military action against the British. This stirring speech swayed the vote and was most likely the deciding factor in committing Virginia troops to fight the British.

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by Susan B. Anthony
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This speech, recited before court in 1873 is one of the greatest statements ever made on behalf of women's suffrage.

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by Steve Jobs
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"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."

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by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"And so I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!"

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by Newton Minow
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Newton Norman Minow (born January 17, 1926) is an American attorney and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. His speech referring to television as a "Vast Wasteland" is cited even as the speech approaches its 50th anniversary.

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by Thomas Paine
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Common Sense is perhaps the work single most responsible for the American Revolution.

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by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, the King Research and Education Institute provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired.

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by Jay Winik
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In this introductory lecture, Professor Jay Winik traces what led America into the grip of Civil War, and begins a series on how the nation survived.

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