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MLK: Nobel Peace Prize Lecture 1964 Speech (Full Transcript)

Full text [Edited Transcript] of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture titled “The Quest for Peace and Justice” which was delivered in the Auditorium of the University of Oslo on December 11, 1964. Listen to the MP3 Audio here: TRANSCRIPT: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – American Baptist minister and activist …

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Barack Obama’s 4th of July Speech 2014 (Full Transcript)

Full text of President Barack Obama’s speech to the members of the U.S. military celebrating Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House. July 4, 2014. TRANSCRIPT: Barack Obama Happy Fourth of July! Welcome to the White House! Audience: Thank you! Mrs. Obama: You’re welcome! The President: No, thank you. Now, this little …

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Full Transcript: John F. Kennedy’s 4th of July Speech

Full text of President John F. Kennedy’s July 4th Speech (1962) at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. TRANSCRIPT: President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Governor, Governor Powell, Your Excellency The Archbishop, Governor Lawrence, Mayor Tate, Senator Clark, Congressman Green, distinguished governors, ladies and gentlemen, citizens of Philadelphia. It is a high honor for any citizen of the …

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Full Transcript: Ronald Reagan’s Statue of Liberty Centennial Speech

Full text of Ronald Reagan’ speech at Statue of Liberty Centennial on July 4th, 1986. TRANSCRIPT: President Ronald Reagan My fellow Americans, in a few moments the celebration will begin here in New York Harbor. It’s going to be quite a show. I was just looking over the preparations and thinking about a saying that …

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The American Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. (Full Transcript)

Full text of Martin Luther King Jr. speech: “The American Dream” delivered on July 4th, 1965 TRANSCRIPT: Martin Luther King Jr. I would like to discuss some of the problems that we confront in the world today, and some of the problems that we confront in our own nation by using as a subject: The …

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