JFK gives a speech on the motivations and inspirations behind the space program.
Audio of a news program relaying JFK's visit to the space program in early 1960'a
Global feminist icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her 2012 TED Talk, "We Should All Be Feminists," in The Big Interview.
Escaped slave, feminist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth delivered this iconic speech at the Women's Rights Convention in 1851. Hear this reciting by Jana Rose.
October 2019 - Jennifer Aniston speaks of how she always felt strong, but never powerful. It wasn't until "Friends" became popular that she realized that her voice mattered and she could use it to help others.
Gloria Steinem describes the "radical idea that human beings are all equal," regardless of gender, race, sexuality, etc.
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the fourth Women's Conference in Beijing, China in 1995. "Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights once and for all."
November 7, 2020 - Kamala Harris is elected to be the first female vice president of the United States. In her victory speech, Harris declared that, "while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last."
America was founded on the ideal of democracy. Black people fought to make it one.“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
President Donald Trump made his case for funding for a border wall on the US-Mexico border during a national address to the nation from the White House Oval Office
On January 28, 1998 President Bill Clinton publicly denied his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky before later admitting to the affair.
In the afternoon of November 22, 1963, Walter Cronkite from CBS News broke in to tell the nation that President Kennedy had been shot.
Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach makes a passionate plea for school integration, highlighting that it is paramount to African Americans' economic success and social well-being.
On a sunny day in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, a mysterious man carrying and opening an umbrella is the closest bystander to President Kennedy when he was shot.
In 1954, President Eisenhower — proudly self-described social liberal and fiscal conservative addressed the Al Smith Memorial Dinner and spoke about human rights and medical care.
In 2005, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco addressed the media after Hurricane Katrina to discuss the extent of the devastation and what help could be expected.
In this 1947 commencement speech, President Truman stresses the importance of educated young men entering the political sphere to use their talents for the benefit of their fellow citizens.
During the civil rights movement, the showdown between Gov. George Wallace and Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach of Alabama demonstrated the resistance to change.
President John F. Kennedy was determined to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, so he visited NASA to learn about new space developments.