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Free Speech Out Loud


Free Speech Out Loud is dedicated to releasing free speech recordings such as famous First Amendment court opinions and other primary source documents.

Mar 30, 2022

This speech titled “Spirit of Liberty” was originally given by Judge Learned Hand in 1944 in celebration of I Am an American Day.

For this recording the speech is read by Don Murphy. 

For the text of the “Spirit of Liberty” speech visit FIRE’s First Amendment Library.

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