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5 September 2006

Definition of Freedom

"Freedom." Oxford English Dictionary Online. 2006. Oxford University Press. Muhlenberg College, Trexler Library, Allentown, PA. 8 August 2006. < http://0-dictionary.oed.com.library.muhlenberg.edu/entrance.dtl >.
Look up the word "freedom" in the Oxford English Dictionary to see how it has been used and defined over the centuries.

Famous Speeches about Freedom

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "I Have a Dream." Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. 2005. Stanford University. 10 August 2006
< www.stanford.edu/group/King/publications/speeches/address_at_march_on_washington.pdf  >.

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. 2005. Stanford University. 10 August 2006.
< www.stanford.edu/group/King/popular_requests/frequentdocs/birmingham.pdf  >.

Lincoln, Abraham. Emancipation Proclamation. National Archives and Records Administration. 10 August 2006.
< http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/index.html >.

Lincoln, Abraham. The Gettysburg Address. 2005. Library of Congress. 10 August 2006. < http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/gadd/ >.

Freedom in Folk Music

Digital Tradition Folk Music Database [mirror site]. 2002. 10 August 2006.
< http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/ >
Lyrics and some musical scores for nearly all British and North American folk and folk rock songs, such as Bob Dylan's song of freedom "Blowin' in theWind," and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."

Websites of Advocacy Groups

Digital Freedom Network. 2006. 10 August 2006. < http://www.dfn.org/ >.
A ""non-profit group that seeks to promote human rights as an attainable goal for all countries."

Freedom House. 2006. 8 August 2006. < http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=1 >.
A non-profit dedicated to the advancement of political and economic freedom. See the "Publications" section for the "2006 Freedom in the World" rankings.

The Freedom Forum. 2006. 10 August 2006. < http://www.freedomforum.org/ >.
Advocates for freedom of the press and "newsroom diversity."

International Association for Religious Freedom. 2006. 8 August 2006. < http://www.iarf.net/ >.
Boston-based nonprofit website includes the quarterly newsletter A Global Review of the Denial of Religious Freedom.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. 2006. 8 August 2006. < http://www.rcfp.org/ >.
News on how government policies affect the freedom of the press.


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