Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Addressing the NAACP

President Obama tomorrow will address to the 100th annual convention of the NAACP. Do you know who was the first U.S. president ever to address the NAACP?

It was Harry S. Truman... on June 29, 1947, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

I’m streaming audio of that event on my Vox blog. Click here to hear a 3½-minute excerpt.

If you’d like to download the complete 12½-minute speech as an MP3, follow this link to the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. Or you can download it from the American Rhetoric website.


that dude said...

Who gives a god damn about the NAACP? I mean, really? Are they supporting Sotomayor? Are they suing the racist private club in Philly that kicked those black kids out the pool? Are they proposing an economic plan to help poor blacks?

It's a damn shame when their most visible presence is weak ass award show.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I hear you, dude. But there was a time...