Northwestern University's Douglass is a searchable electronic archive of Americanoratory and related documents. It contains significant speeches arranged by speaker, title, time or topic with numerous links.
The Scripps Library, through cooperation with various presidential libraries, has been collecting some of the most important presidential speeches in American history. These speeches all have transcripts, and some are available in their entirety in audio or video.
Produced by American Radio Works, this radio documentary highlights a sampling of the great oratories of African Americans during the last century. Listen to the entire documentary or selected speeches. Included are selections from Booker T. Washington, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama. A brief biography and the transcripts of each speech are also included. [Real Player]