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Links to Speeches Online

ANC Speech Archives: Texts of speeches delivered by African National Congress officials including Nelson Mandela.

Douglass Archives of American Public Address: Excellent archive of American oratory intended to serve general scholarship and courses in American rhetorical history. Searchable and browseable.

Famous Speeches: Patton, Gandhi, Malcolm X, Kennedy, Hitler... They're all here!

History and Politics Out Loud: Searchable archive of political significant audio materials, including "Nixon tapes," Martin Luther King speeches, etc. (from Northwestern University)

History Channel Speech Archives: Searchable archive of historic speeches in the areas of politics, science, and the arts. Selected audio clips are available.

UC Berkeley Lectures and Events: Interesting collection of Audio and Video Recordings from the Online Media Department.

Presidents: Texts of major speeches by US Presidents.

TED Talks: Brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century: Compiled by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A & M University, this list reflects the opinions of 137 leading scholars of American public address.

Online Speech Bank: 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, etc.

Women's Speeches from Around the World: Dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world.

Links to Quote Sites

Quotations are excellent because they can be imbedded in speeches to give insights, increase pace, and serve as sound bites.