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Bella Abzug
Plenary Address, Fourth World Congress on Women (1995)

John Adams
Inaugural Address (1797)

Jane Addams
The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements (1892)
The Modern Lear (1896)

Susan B. Anthony
On Women's Right to Vote (1872)

John Brown
Final Address to the Court (1859)

William Jennings Bryan
The White Man's Burden (1906)
Imperialism (1908)

Stokely Carmichael
Black Power (1966)

Carrie Chapman Catt
The Crisis (1916)
Speech Before Congress (1917)

Chief Joseph
Surrender Speech (1877)

Shriley Chisholm
Equal Rights for Women (1969)
For the Equal Rights Amendment (1970)

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Wellesley College Student Commencement Speech (1969)
Women's Rights Are Human Rights (1995)

Eugene Debs
Statement to the Court (1918)

Frederick Douglas
The Hypocrisy of American Slavery (1852)
Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage (1867)

Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Chance for Peace (1953)

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Memories of the Industrial Workers of the World (1962)

Betty Friedan
Judge Carswell and the "Sex Plus" Doctrine (1970)

Frances D. Gage
First Anniversary of the American Equal Rights Association (1867)

Matilda Joslyn Gage
On the Progress of Education and Industrial Avocations for Women (1871)
The Dangers of the Hour (1890)

Indira Gandhi
What Educated Women Can Do (1974)
True Liberation of Women (1980)

William Lloyd Garrison
On the Death of John Brown (1859)

Emma Goldman
What Is Patriotism? (1908)

Ernesto Che Guevara
On Growth and Imperialism (1961)
May Day (1963)
Address to the UN General Assembly (1964)
Afro-Asian Solidarity (1965)

Adelle Hazlett
Endorsing Women's Enfranchisement (1871)

Patrick Henry
The War Inevitable (1775)

Isabella Beecher Hooker
The Constitutional Rights of the Women of the United States (1883)

Lyndon Johnson
The Great Society (1964)
We Shall Overcome (1965)

Barbara Jordan
1976 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address (1976)

John F. Kennedy
Speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association (1960)
Inaugural Address (1961)
Civil Rights Message (1963)
Speech at American University (1963)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
On the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)

John Kerry
Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971)

Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Birth of a New Nation (1957)
I Have a Dream (1963)
Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (1964)
A Time to Break Silence (1967)
I See the Promised Land (1968)

Abraham Lincoln
A House Divided (1858)
Address at the Cooper Institute (1860)
First Inaugural Address (1861)
Gettysburg Address (1863)

Malcolm X
Black Man's History (1962)
Message to the Grassroots (1963)
The Ballot or the Bullet (1964)
Speech at Ford Theater (after his house was bombed) (1965)

Nelson Mandela
Address to the Conference of the Pan-African Freedom Movement (1962)
Release from Prison (1990)
Nobel Peace Prize Address (1993)

Clarina Howard Nichols
The Responsibilities of Woman (1851)

Red Jacket
Speech to the Iroquois Six Nations (1805)

Eleanor Roosevelt
Adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
The Struggle for Human Rights (1948)

Franklin Delano Roosevent
Quarantine the Aggressor (1937)
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy (1941)
The Four Freedoms (1941)

Theodore Roosevelt
The Duties of American Citizenship (1883)
Lincoln and the Race Problem (1905)

Ernestine Potowski Rose
Speech at the National Woman's Rights Convention (1851)

Margaret Sanger
The Children's Era (1925)

Anna Howard Shaw
The Fundamental Principle of a Republic (1915)

Margaret Chase Smith
Declaration of Conscience (1950)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
Address to the Legislature of New York (1854)
A Slave's Appeal (1860)
The Destructive Male (1868)
Solitude of Self (1892)

Maria W. Miller Stewart
Lecture at the Franklin Hall (1832)

Lucy Stone
The Progress of 50 Years (1893)

Sojourner Truth
Ain't I a Woman? (1851)

Mark Twain
Women's Temperance Movement (1873)
Votes for Women (1901)

George C. Wallace
The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax (1964)

Booker T. Washington
Speech at the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition (1895)
Democracy and Education (1896)

George Washington
First Inaugural Address (1789)

Robert C. Weaver
The Negro as an American (1963)

Angelina Grimké Weld
Speech in Pennsylvania Hall (1838)
Address to the Woman's Loyal National League (1863)

Ida B. Wells
Lynch Law in America (1900)

Samuel West
On the Right to Rebel Against Governors (1776)

George H. White
Farewell to Congress (1902)

Elie Wiesel
The Perils of Indifference (1999)

Frances Wright
Speech at New Harmony Hall (1828)

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