Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Gives the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863


Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is considered one of America's greatest speeches and is memorable for its message of equality and human rights. Continue reading

John F. Kennedy
George Raveling: Kennedy Asked MLK Not to Speak


George Raveling, "in the right place at the right time," owns and protects the actual physical speech that Martin Luther King, Jr., read that day. He recalls hearing Kennedy ask MLK not to speak at the March. Continue reading