Other African American leaders such as Mary Church Terrell, Stokley Carmichael, Malcolm X and Jesse Jackson made the Top 100 with speeches that they gave in the 20th century. However, I think it goes without saying that Martin Luther King, Jr was the most powerful speaker in America from 1900-1999.
Please take a moment to let your mind wrap around the words, sound and visuals of a truly great American.
Dear Dr. King, I am a ninth-grade student at the White Plains High School."
"While it should not matter, I would like to mention that I'm a white girl. I read in the paper of your misfortune, and of your suffering. And I read that if you had sneezed, you would have died. And I'm simply writing you to say that I'm so happy that you didn't sneeze."