President Barack Obama’s Martin Luther King Day Speech

This is President Barack Obama’s Martin Luther King Day speeck. [Read more…]


Political Quotations – Set 6

  1. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. – Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, “father” of America’s nuclear navy (1900-1986)
  2. What experience and history teach is this: that people and governments have never learned anything from history. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (1770-1831)
  3. More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing nothing, than by believing too much. – P.T. Barnum, American showman (1810-1891)
  4. The law that will work is merely the summing up in legislative form of the moral judgment that the community has already reached. – Woodrow Wilson, American president (1856-1924)
  5. The crisis you have to worry about most is the one you don’t see coming. – Mike Mansfield, American statesman (1903-2001)

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Senator Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama For President

Senator Edward Kennedy has endorsed Barack Obama for this year’s presidential election.

The senior senator from Massachusetts, and the sole surviving brother of John and Robert Kennedy, was accompanied by JFK’s daughter, Caroline, who endorsed Obama in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on the weekend. [Read more…]


Clinton Seeks Forgiveness On 35th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

These are excerpts from President Clinton’s Speech on the 35th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech.

Clinton spoke at a Ceremony in Oak Bluff, Massachusetts.

Excerpts from President Clinton’s speech in Oak Bluff, Massachusetts.

The summer of 1963 was a very eventful one for me: the summer I turned 17.

What most people know about it now is the famous picture of me shaking hands with President Kennedy in July. It was a great moment. But I think the moment we commemorate today, a moment I experienced all alone, had a more profound impact on my life.

Most of us who are old enough remember exactly where we were on Aug. 28, 1963. I was in my living room in Hot Springs, Ark. [Read more…]


President Clinton’s Speech On The 35th Anniversary Of King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

In this speech, President Bill Clinton remembers Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

Clinton spoke at a ceremony in Oak Bluff, Massachusetts, on the 35th anniversary of King’s speech.

Excerpts from Clinton’s Speech at a Ceremony in Oak Bluff, Massachusetts, on the 35th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

The summer of 1963 was a very eventful one for me: the summer I turned 17.

What most people know about it now is the famous picture of me shaking hands with President Kennedy in July. It was a great moment. But I think the moment we commemorate today, a moment I experienced all alone, had a more profound impact on my life.

Most of us who are old enough remember exactly where we were on Aug. 28, 1963. I was in my living room in Hot Springs, Ark.

I remember the chair I was sitting in. I remember exactly where it was in the room. I remember exactly the position of the chair when I sat and watched on national television the great March on Washington unfold.

I remember weeping uncontrollably during Martin Luther King’s speech. And I remember thinking, when it was over, my country would never be the same and neither would I. [Read more…]


Martin Luther King: I Have A Dream

Martin Luther’s King’s famous speech was delivered at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

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Text of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. [Read more…]