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Presentational Speaking provides a wide range of resources for the public speaker. The Speech of the Month presents a soundbite from the world's most influential speakers, past and present. We hope you enjoy this extensive collection of communication resources.

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    The King Center - An invaluable website dedicated to informing the public about Dr. King and the Center's ongoing efforts to fulfill his great dream for America. The King Center was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King.

    Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) - GSDS was formed in September 1984 by the merger of Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat and Gandhi Smriti. The Prime Minister of India is its Chairperson and its mission is to propagate the life, mission and thought of Mahatma Gandhi through various socio-educational and cultural programmes.

    American Presidency Project -This project was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized speeches and public documents of the Presidents into a single searchable database.

    American Rhetoric - An excellent site that contains a list of reference materials. Professor Michael E. Eidenmuller, Department of Communication, University of Texas at Tyler developed this site. The Online Speech Bank A database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events.

    Audio Online: Streamed Audio Files - UC Berkeley Lectures and Events (including materials from the UCB Language Center Speech Archives). Collaborative project between the Berkeley Language Center and the Moffitt Library Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley. You can hear lectures and speeches by Margaret Mead, Desmond Tutu, Malcolm X, among others. There are audio files and transcripts of the Nixon Watergate Tapes at the National Archives and Records Administration.

    Aung San Suu Kyi Speeches - Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the nonviolent movement for democracy and human rights in Burma (Myanmar), and a Nobel Laureate. All of her speeches have been given by others, or presented on video, since the military regime would not allow her to return to her country if she left.

    C-SPAN - Has a Video and Audio page. You can search C-SPAN campaign footage by keyword and then view speeches by segment or in their entirety.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum - Audio resources include Winston Churchill's speech to Congress, December 26, 1941.

    Harvard Law School Forum - With RealAudio sound files of Past Programs dating back to 1954 featuring an impressive array of speakers ranging from Walter Reuther to Barry Scheck.

    History and Politics Out Loud - Searchable archive of politically significant audio materials (Jerry Goldman and Northwestern University) .

Library of Congress Recorded Sound Reference Center - One of the best sources for audio clips of great speeches.

Margaret Thatcher Foundation - Audio recordings of her major speeches.

Pacifica Radio/UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project: The Black Panther Party - Chronology of the Black Panther Party is accompanied by transcripts as well as video and sound clips from KPFA Radio and the Pacifica Radio Archives. You can hear H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Kathleen Cleaver, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, among other activists.

Princeton University WebMedia: Lectures - Recent speakers have included Lynne Cheney, Frank O. Gehry, Paul Ehrlich, Bill T. Jones, and Maurice Sendak.

SNCC 1960-1966: Six Years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee - Hear John Lewis, Julian Bond, Bob Moses, and others.

TED: One of the best web sites for viewing professional presentations.

United Nations Multimedia - Offers UN Radio News in six languages.

Vincent Voice Library - Michigan State University's Vincent Voice Library houses over 100 years of taped utterances of speeches, lectures, interviews, and broadcasts by over 50,000 persons.

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