Dr. Clayborne Carson, Stanford University Historian, shares some personal insights from the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Speeches by Topic | History
Scholar Jeremy Black presents the question of whether or not the British could have won the American Revolution, detailing what would have made it possible.
We are taught to honor and celebrate those great men who wrote and voted for the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. But none of what they committed themselves to … none of that would have been worth any more than the paper it was written on had it not been for those who were fighting to make it happen.
Simon Schama, creator of the television program A History of Britain, believes that the study of history should be an inquiry of the past, not an inaccurate representation of events. In order to preserve the truth of history, he explains different tactics he utilizes to maintain historical integrity.
I wish to speak about a unique and inspiring chapter in Church history. It took place in recent years among the beautiful people of Africa. Too often we have misconceptions about Africa and its people. Africa is referred to as the Dark Continent, and the media usually portrays Africans as primitive, starving, or at war with each other. One African official observed that the darkest thing about Africa is America’s…
This past summer I had occasion to visit the DUP Museum in Salt Lake City. While there, I was struck by the hundreds of pioneer portraits assembled by those inveterate collectors of Utah history, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Most of the silent faces lining the walls of four floors of the museum stared sternly into space, barely a shadow of a smile softening their earnest expressions. The men appeared…
The Israelite exodus led by Moses and the trek of the Latter-day Saint pioneers have much in common and are part of our inspiring legacy.
If you could choose one time in the history of the Church to be a part of, which would it be? Do we understand how important our own time is?
L. Tom Perry delivers a patriotic fireside address recounting the history of America and the great gifts that its founding has brought.
The study of history is insightful and important. Don't be afraid, however, to add to the secular and humanistic a spiritual view of American history.
Mark Twain's early experience with religion gives us insight not only into American history and culture, but into this author's life and literature.
Former BYU president Ernest L. Wilkinson presents BYU's history from its incipiency, reflecting on the past and anticipating a successful future.
Israel's language, religion, and culture were heavily influenced by Israel's neighbors. Many early Christian practices were performed even before Christ.
Hugh Nibley speaks about the history and theology surrounding the highly coveted city of Jerusalem and the hope for peace there one day.
Preston Nibley offers little-known insights into the history of the Book of Mormon manuscripts which help us appreciate its value as a book of scripture.
Knowledge of countries and kingdoms can be gained from reading scripture and other writings. It is valuable for our spiritual growth.
The great men of the sixth century believed in contemplation and in action, and they weren’t afraid to ask God for revelation.
Milton R. Hunter shares some of his interesting and cultural experiences as a historian and author traveling through Book of Mormon lands.