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Martin Luther King Jr. (00:23)

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In 1948 the newly formed United Nations passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Critical to its passage was Eleanor Roosevelt, first ambassador to the UN.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Mountaintop Speech (20:44)

On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "Mountaintop" speech to 3,000 sanitation workers at the Mason Temple. He ends his speech with "Mine eyes have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord."

Eleanor Roosevelt (01:51)

In 1948 the newly formed United Nations passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Critical to its passage was Eleanor Roosevelt, first ambassador to the UN.

Eleanor Roosevelt: On the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (07:50)

In the first address, we see Eleanor Roosevelt's advocacy before the General Assembly in Paris. In the second address, she stresses the importance of the living document to mankind's future wellbeing.

Lead-Up to War with Iraq: Desert Storm (01:22)

On August 1, 1990, Iraqi tanks rolled over oil fields in Kuwait. This challenged the foreign policy of President George H. W. Bush, who ordered an offensive dubbed Operation Desert Storm.

President George H. W. Bush on Iraq and Kuwait (10:55)

On August 8, 1990, President George H. W. Bush justifies his decision to support Saudi Arabia in a war against Iraq.

Richard Nixon: Watergate Scandal (01:11)

The Watergate investigation "led to the steps of the White House." On April 30, 1973, Nixon addresses the nation in order to defend his personal character.

Richard Nixon's Watergate Speech (23:58)

Richard Nixon addresses the nation on April 30, 1973. He defends the integrity of the White House, the democratic process, and himself. He announces the resignation of key advisors and his replacement choices.

Edward Kennedy: Oratorical Style (01:15)

One of the country's finest orators, Ted Kennedy relies on historic proofs, quotations, and logic to support his propositions. His speeches are marked by reiteration, antithesis, and parallel structure.

Edward Kennedy's “Truth and Tolerance in America” Speech (29:05)

On October 3, 1983, Senator Ted Kennedy delivers his "Faith, Truth, and Tolerance" speech to a Baptist audience. It is an eloquent, contemporary justification for the separation of church and state.

Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 6: Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Edward Kennedy (00:26)

Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 6: Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Edward Kennedy

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Great Speeches, Volume 6: Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Edward Kennedy

Part of the Series : Great Speeches Series (30 Parts)
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This volume features five crucial speeches: Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Mountaintop” speech; Eleanor Roosevelt's UN address; George H. W. Bush's “Defense of Saudi Arabia”; Richard Nixon's “Watergate” speech; and Edward Kennedy's “Truth and Tolerance in America” speech. (100 minutes)

Length: 101 minutes

Item#: BVL49144

ISBN: 978-1-62290-288-0

Copyright date: ©2005

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