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Historical Speeches Every political moment seeks a great orator to proclaim its hopes and dreams Historical figures left speeches that inspire us even in the future Many of them have given numerous memorable speeches in an effort to change the minds of the world Throughout history speeches about the need for unity and equal rights testify against the natural cruelty in humans Susan B Anthony a great orator gave a speech in 1873 stating that a woman is a citizen and should receive the same rights as a male citizen Her powerful speech proved that it was not a crime for women to vote but instead were exercising their citizens rights guaranteed to all United States citizens by the National Constitution Another woman Elizabeth Cady Stanton had very similar views to Susan B Anthonys Her speech in 1868 also spoke about equality among men and women She expressed the idea of considering a woman as a citizen and as a member of a great nation As a member she must have the same rights as all other members according to the fundamental principles of our Government After 38 years women were finally heard and the 19th Amendment was ratified allowing women to vote Unfortunately women were not the only ones that did not receive equal rights Martin Luther King Jrs I Have A Dream speech given in 1963 is well known today because of the great impact it had on American history His speech informed the public of the fact that one hundred years after the freeing of black slaves we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free Segregation and discrimination needs to stop and there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights Humans can be extremely cruel to others by being close-minded and judgmental towards others It is unfortunate how most wars fought during
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