John Quincy Adams argues before the court that it is neither natural nor ethical for men to remain in slavery – that the natural state of man is freedom.
Put to the task of defending African slaves who lead a mutiny on board a slave ship, Tappan suggests that winning the case is not as important as giving the men their dignity.
Mr. Smith makes an impassioned speech before Congress, urging them to reconsider their plan to force out a young boys program.
Bartleby, a failed student started an alternative university, gives an impassioned speech to the school administration about the confines of the current educational paradigms.
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