6 Powerful African American Speeches in Black History


Here are a short variety of powerful inspirational speeches by prominent African-Americans throughout history. From Martin Luther King to TuPac Shakur, African-Americans have been reminded of their greatness amidst their oppression through prominent figures who worked to uplift their communities through their successes and accomplishments.

These videos are not meant to only inspire African-Americans, they’re meant to inspire and remind all of us of how great you are regardless of your struggle. Never let struggle bring you down. Turn struggle into success.


Barbara Jordan Keynote Address to 1976 Democratic National Convention


Malcolm X’s “Democracy is Hypocrisy” Speech


Martin Luther King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” Speech


Stokely Carmichael “We Ain’t Going” Speech


Tupac Shakur Malcolm X Banquet Speech


Ray Lewis Inspirational Speech to Stanford Basketball Team