Most Inspirational Speeches

#10 We Shall Overcome

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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.