Most Inspirational Speeches

#10 We Shall Overcome


Lyndon B. Johnson, president at the time of his speech in 1965, spoke of freedom and rights for everyone across America. “What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” The speech came at a time when black Americans were protesting for their right to vote. Only a week after the eruption of racial violence in Alabama where a protest was set to take place.