Voices of Democracy publishes original scholarship focusing on the study of U.S. oratory. All published essays also include an authenticated text of the speech, teaching and learning materials for use in the classroom, an extended list of resources, both online and offline, and individual technical specifications. See Guidelines for Unit Preparation.
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- Eugene Debs, "Canton, Ohio Speech" (1918)—by James Darsey
- Lyndon B. Johnson, "Renunciation Speech" (1968)—by David Zarefsky
- John Lewis, "Speech from The March on Washington" (1963)—by Garth Pauley
- Abraham Lincoln, "House Divided Speech" (1858)—by David Zarefsky
- Harvey Milk, "The Hope Speech" (1978)—by Charles E. Morris III & Jason Edward Black