6 Powerful African American Speeches in Black History

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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