Online American Speeches and Text Bank
November 11, 2003 7:32 PM   Subscribe

American rhetoric online "A database of 5,000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events..." all in one unbelievable ugly website. From Roosevelt to Malcom X to Ursula LeGuin to Bush as text or stream with Scesis Onomaton from Bill Murray(mp3). Here's for a starting point for the aesthetically picky. Excellent resource- ie 21minute Malcom X "Ballot or Bullet" (mp3) speech!- from a prof at a public university in Texas that that makes me reconsider lynx but excites me about the internet.
posted by superchris (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Excellent. Thanks for that ^_^
posted by Mossy at 7:47 PM on November 11, 2003

This is good. This is why Metafilter exists. Thank you. And be sure to take a note of the author/editor's professional site. Punk Rock and The Wiggles, I never thought I'd see both in the same context. And, now, I don't understand why I ever thought that way.
posted by dchase at 8:22 PM on November 11, 2003

I'm speechless!


Seriously, though, this is great.
posted by taz at 10:11 PM on November 11, 2003

A super resource, superchris, thanks.

I'm a bit befuddled by the inclusion of so many dull and forgettable DNC addresses within the top 100. I count at least eight, three of which outrank Kennedy's legendary Ich bin ein Berliner speech. Conversely, there don't seem to be any RNC keynote speeches. A bit strange, I think.
posted by Ljubljana at 11:43 PM on November 11, 2003

Great link. I'm diggin' it.
posted by JakeEXTREME at 2:55 PM on November 12, 2003

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