Colin Powell, "Presidential dream candidate" (02:15)
Gen. Colin Powell was born in 1937. Serving in Vietnam and under Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton, he worked his way up the chain of command. Colin used humor to appeal to the audience's better instincts.
Colin Powell's Howard University Commencement Address (20:14)
Colin Powell's addresses the graduating class of 1994 at Howard University.
Elizabeth Glaser, HIV/AIDS (02:23)
Elizabeth Glaser earned a master's degree in early childhood education. While giving birth to her first child, she received a blood transfusion and contracted HIV/AIDS. Glaser's passionate, first person approach held her audience captive.
Elizabeth Glaser's 1992 DNC Speech (11:10)
Elizabeth Glaser addresses attendees at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.
Richard Gephardt, Next in Line (02:11)
Richard Gephardt's rise in politics was steady. In January 1995, Gephart used a formal style of speech to set an appropriate tone during the ceremonial occasion of passing the House Majority leadership to Newt Gingrich.
Richard Gephardt: "Turning Over the Gavel" (05:54)
Richard Gephart addresses the democratic significance of this occasion, salutes his party, and lays down a challenge to Newt Gingrich.
Newt Gingrich, Rise to House Majority Leader (02:28)
Newt Gingrich was accredited with nationalizing the 1994 elections through "The Contract With America." In 1995, he became the first Republican House Majority Leader since the 1950s. Gingrich used humor and tradition in his speech to the House.
Newt Gingrich's Speaker-Elect of the House Speech (36:31)
Newt Gingrich's speech attempts to recasts his image and highlights his agenda before he takes the oath of office as the House Majority Leader.
Fidel Castro, a Revolutionary (02:19)
Fidel Castro graduated law school in 1950. In 1955, he began the "26th of July Movement." Castro used a rhetorical style to present his arguments in a succinct, rational, and quickly delivered manner to a conference of states.
Fidel Castro's 1992 Earth Summit Speech (05:00)
Fidel Castro earns the audience's loud applause for his subdued and concise speech about protecting the environment.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 11: Colin Powell, Elizabeth Glaser, Richard Gephardt, Newt Gingrich, and Fidel Castro (00:18)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 11: Colin Powell, Elizabeth Glaser, Richard Gephardt, Newt Gingrich, and Fidel Castro
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