(2001) Diahann Carroll, “Keeping Up the Good Fight, Winning the Crusade Against Cancer”

On February 9, 2001, actress and vocalist Diahann Carroll addressed the World Summit Against Cancer meeting in Paris, France.  Carroll addressed the audience of scholars and activists as a breast cancer survivor.  Her speech appears below. Bonjour. Good afternoon. Thank you for your gracious invitation … Read More(2001) Diahann Carroll, “Keeping Up the Good Fight, Winning the Crusade Against Cancer”

(2003) Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “Confusing God and Government”

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, whose most famous congregant was Illinois Senator Barack Obama, burst unto the national political scene when media outlets reported and aired segments of previous sermons.  The segment which appeared most … Read More(2003) Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “Confusing God and Government”

(2008) Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, “A More Perfect Union”

Controversial remarks drawn from the sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an unpaid campaign advisor to Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, and his pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, emerged as a lingering issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.  On March 18, … Read More(2008) Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, “A More Perfect Union”

(2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech”

On May 17, 2004, the NAACP staged a gala celebration at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Comedian, actor, and philanthropist Bill Cosby was asked to deliver the main … Read More(2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech”

(2004) Barack Obama Keynote Address At The Democratic National Convention, Boston

On July 27, 2004 Illinois Senatorial Candidate Barack Obama was propelled onto the national stage when he was chosen to give the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Obama, then an Illinois State Senator, easily won his campaign the following November and became the … Read More(2004) Barack Obama Keynote Address At The Democratic National Convention, Boston