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Mario Savio: Bodies upon the gears

On December 2nd, 1964, Mario Savio gave this speech on the steps of Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley at the beginning of the Free Speech Movement.

The following video is only an excerpt of the speech. Full Version and transcript are available at AmericanRhetoric.com.

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Robert F. Kennedy: Remarks on the Assassination of MLK

Unforunately, I missed MLK day for this speech: Robert F. Kennedy’s remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. are part of the Top 100 speeches in the 20th century.

Transcript and an audio version can be found at AmericanRhetoric.com

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: First Inaugural Address

On March 4th, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address, which is considered one of the most important speech of the 20th century (rank 3 in the Top 100 in the list compiled by Professors Stephen E. Lucas and Martin J. Medhurst).

You can find a better quality audio version as well as a transcript at AmericanRhetoric.com.

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Ronald Reagan: 1964 Republican National Convention

Time for a classic again, one of the Top 100 speeches of the 20th century: Ronald Reagan at the Republican National Convention in 1964.

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Malcolm X: The ballot or the bullet

Malcolm X’s speech delivered on April 3, 1964 in Cleveland, OH, was ranked 7 in the "Top 100 American speeches of the 20th century" published by University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A & M University in 1999.

Transcript at AmericanRhetoric

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