This page provides links to audio files to hear famous speeches from history:

  • NOTE: Some speeches may include the text or video of the speech
    • Free Information Society big collection of historical speeches from the 20th century
    • Signal Alpha great resource for historical audio (radio, TV, WW II, Cold War)
    • American Rhetoric Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
    • Historical Voices One of the first fully functional, multi-media, interoperable digital libraries available online. The primary goals of each of these projects will be the development of a rich set of both online exhibits and educational curricula, utilizing audio files as a key component of these resources.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ronald Reagan

John F. Kennedy

Martin Luther King Jr.

Winston Churchill