History Stories
CATEGORY: Speeches
Mountaintop Moments: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech
March 27, 2018

HISTORY and The King Center have come together to present Mountaintop Moments, a series of videos in which today's history makers—actors, activists, musicians and sports stars—discuss their vision for an ideal future. In this essay, Historian Daina Ramey Berry discusses the inspiration behind the project, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final speech. Read More

10 Modern Presidential Speeches Every American Should Know
February 16, 2018

Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of Twitter. Read More

The President’s Speech, From First Draft to Delivery
October 15, 2012

C. Edwin Vilade discusses his new book “The President’s Speech,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of presidential addresses. Read More