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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963.

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
323.092 K53xc 2001
(also in large print and in audio formats)

The Citizen's Handbook
(documents and speeches from American history)
T. J. Stiles, editor
815.008 C581 1993

Culture Of Eloquence: Oratory And Reform in Antebellum America
James Perrin Warren 815.309 W289 1999

Eloquence Is Power: Oratory & Performance in Early America
Sandra M. Gustafson
808.510973 G982 2000

The Greatest Speakers I Ever Heard
Dottie Walters
815.009 W235 1994

Historic Speeches of African Americans
Warren J. Halliburton, editor
815.010889607 H673 1993

In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century
Robert Torricelli and Andrew Carroll, editors
815.508 I35 1999

Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History
William Safire, editor
808.85 L564 1992

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches
Brian MacArthur, editor
808.85 P3981 1996

Representative American Speeches 1999-2000
815.08 R425 1999/2000
(1937-present in the Literature & Languages Department.)

A Treasury of Great American Speeches
Charles Hurd
815.01 H959 1970

Vital Speeches of the Day
Periodical
(Recent issues in many branches, 1934-present in Magazines & Newspapers Department. Publishes and indexes a variety of contemporary speeches.)

Women at the Podium: Memorable Speeches in History
Michele Nix, editor
808.51082 W872 2000

The Words of Peace: Selections from the Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
Irwin Abrams, editor
327.172 W924 2000