Barack Obama: Biography and Accomplishments (03:38)
Barack Obama addressd the issue of racial relations in the nation. In a widely praised speech, he spoke frankly about the grievances and resentments harbored by both sides, saying these legitimate concerns have led to racial stalemate.
Barack Obama: "A More Perfect Union" Speech (36:59)
On March 18, 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama delivers a speech on race relations in America.
Ronald Reagan: Background (03:11)
There is still controversy over the purpose and effectiveness of Ronald Reagan's 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate, particularly the famous line, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." But it remains one of his most memorable speeches.
Ronald Reagan: "Tear Down This Wall" Speech (25:49)
In 1987 Ronald Reagan delivers a hard-line speech at the Brandenburg Gate in which he urges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
Hillary Clinton: Background (02:43)
Hillary Clinton had lost to Barack Obama in a hotly contested presidential primary battle. Not everyone thought she showed sufficient support for Obama, but Clinton's was a classic convention endorsement speech by a losing candidate.
Hillary Clinton: 2008 DNC Address (23:04)
After losing a close primary race to him, Hillary Clinton delivers a speech endorsing Barack Obama for president at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Michael Huckabee: Biography and Accomplishments (02:47)
A widely admired governor known for his entertaining, humorous style, Mike Huckabee finished second in the 2008 Republican presidential primary. In this highly anticipated convention speech he remained good-natured and upbeat.
Mike Huckabee: 2008 RNC Address (13:56)
Mike Huckabee delivers a speech to the Republican National Convention endorsing John McCain for president.
Louis Farrakhan: Background and Accomplishments (03:17)
Inexplicably, controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was asked to deliver a eulogy for Julia Carson. But contrary to expectations, he avoided making any provocative statements, instead delivering a heartfelt, eloquent message.
Louis Farrakhan: Eulogy for Julia Carson (13:31)
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivers a eulogy for U.S. Representative Julia Carson.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 23: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Michael Huckabee, and Louis Farrakhan (00:11)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 23: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Michael Huckabee, and Louis Farrakhan
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