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History and Politics Out Loud
A "searchable archive of politically significant audio materials."


History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL) is a "searchable archive of politically significant audio materials for scholars, teachers, and students." It is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching With Technology Program in collaboration with Michigan State University and the National Gallery of the Spoken Word.
The site has an attractive, clean layout with patriotic colors. Real Player or QuickTime Player is required for the streaming audio.
Visitors can browse the site by date, speaker, or title or search the resources by keyword, title, date, subject, speaker, or transcript.
Do you want to add a little variety to your history and government classes? Students can listen to the stirring words of Franklin D. Roosevelt as he asks Congress to declare war on Japan, John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Winston Churchill on the "sinews of peace," and more. Each authentic audio clip, delivered in streaming audio for quick access, is accompanied by a short description and transcript. These audio files cover significant events of the 20th century and vary from "formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House." You'll want to bookmark this site for future reference.

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