(2009) Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, “A Just and Lasting Peace”

In December 2009, less than one year into his first term in office, President Barack Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize, joining a only two other U.S. Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson who received the prize while in officer.  Former President Jimmy Carter … Read More(2009) Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, “A Just and Lasting Peace”

(2013) Ben Carson’s Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast

On February 7, 2013 prominent neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson became a nationally recognized political figure when he gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. that was critical of President Obama’s policies and particularly Obamacare when the President and First Lady Michelle … Read More(2013) Ben Carson’s Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast

(2017) Barack Obama’s Farewell Address as President of the United States

On January 10, 2017, Barack Obama delivered his last farewell address in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. His speech is appears below: THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Chicago! (Applause.) It’s good to be home! (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. … Read More(2017) Barack Obama’s Farewell Address as President of the United States

(2015) President Barack Obama’s Eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney

On June 26, 2015, President Obama delivered the eulogy at the funeral of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the College of Charleston’s campus.  Here is the text of the speech. Giving all praise and honor to God. The Bible calls us to hope, to persevere … Read More(2015) President Barack Obama’s Eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney

(2013) President Barack Obama, Second Inaugural Address

On January 21, President Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated as President of the United States, beginning his second term in office.  His inauguration address appears below. Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time … Read More(2013) President Barack Obama, Second Inaugural Address

(2004) Al Sharpton, “Speech Before the 2004 Democratic National Convention”

Image Ownership: Public Domain In  2004 Rev. Al Sharpton of New York City, campaigned for the Democratic nomination for President.  Sharpton saw himself as the successor to Rev. Jesse Jackson who campaigned for the Presidency on behalf of the impoverished and oppressed.  Although he did … Read More(2004) Al Sharpton, “Speech Before the 2004 Democratic National Convention”

(2007) Senator Barack Obama “Voting Rights March Commemoration Speech”

On March 5, 2007, Illinois Senator Barack Obama joined Georgia Congressman John Lewis, New York Senator Hillary Clinton, her husband, Bill Clinton, and hundreds of other dignitaries in a commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the “Bloody Selma” March in support of voting rights for … Read More(2007) Senator Barack Obama “Voting Rights March Commemoration Speech”

(2009) Barack Obama, “A New Beginning Between the United States and the Muslim World”

On June 4, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a major speech addressing the relationship between the United States and the Muslim World at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. The text of the speech appears below. Thank you very much. Good afternoon. I am honored … Read More(2009) Barack Obama, “A New Beginning Between the United States and the Muslim World”

(2009) President Barack Obama Inaugural Address

On January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama, became the 44th President of the United States.  His inaugural address appears below. My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne … Read More(2009) President Barack Obama Inaugural Address

(2008) President-Elect Barack Obama’s Election Night Victory Speech, Nov. 4th, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Illinois Senator Barack Obama defeated Arizona Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.  On the night of his historic victory, Senator Obama addressed an audience of 250,000 at Grant Park in Chicago.  The text of his speech appears below. Hello … Read More(2008) President-Elect Barack Obama’s Election Night Victory Speech, Nov. 4th, 2008