Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wampum – Early American Currency

Wampum – Early American Currency Twenty years ago, if someone was looking for a piece of jewelry that was quintessentially American Indian, it would more than likely have featured turquoise and silver, a hallmark of western tribal artisans. An emerging trand … Continue reading

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Patrick Henry, ” Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!” Speech, March 23, 1775

   St. John’s Church (Photographed in Richmond, Virginia: June 2010).  Location of Patrick Henry’s famous speech, “Give me Liberty of Give me Death!”   Following the Boston Tea Party, Dec. 16, 1773, in which American colonists dumped 342 containers of … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Fans – Lou Gehrig ( speech ) July 4, 1939

  As a first baseman for the New York Yankees baseball team, Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games from 1925 to 1939, setting a major league record and had a career batting average of .340. He once hit four … Continue reading

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Dianne Feinstein – Global Warming, A Time To Act (speech) 2006

Speech at Town Hall by Dianne Feinstein 25 October 2006, Los Angeles Today, I am here to discuss global warming — the single greatest environmental challenge facing this planet. So let me explain the gravity of the problem. Bottom line: … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass – The Hyprocrisy of American Slavery ( Abolition speech ) 1852

   Frederick Douglass Home, Washington, D.C. Frederick Douglass – The Hypocrisy of American Slavery July 4, 1852 Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those … Continue reading

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Mark Twain – Votes for Women ( Suffrage speech) 1901

  Word document: Votes for Women Speech by Mark Twain Votes for Women Speech by Mark Twain January 20th 1901   Ladies and Gentlemen – It is a small help that I can afford, but it is just such help that … Continue reading

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Chief Joseph surrenders to U.S. Army (speech) 1877

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce – On Surrender to US Army (1877) Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our Chiefs are killed; … Continue reading

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