Haile Selassie I Speeches

Haile Selassie I|Letters

  • Letter announcing his ascension to the throne, 1930

Haile Selassie I|Speeches|Dated

  • Speech at the unveiling of the statue of Menelik II,November 2, 1930
  • Appeal to The League of Nations, June 7, 1936 on the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, warning "It is us today, it will be you tomorrow."
  • Christmas Broadcast to America, December 25, 1937
  • On Liberation: "The Golden Declaration", January 22, 1940
  • Mercy Proclamation, July 7, 1940 urging Ethiopians to not take revenge against Italian troops
  • Triumphant Entry - Victory Day, May 5, 1941
  • Declaration of V.E. Day, May 8, 1945
  • Ethiopia's 18th Anniversary Address, November 2, 1948
  • On the Nomination of Archbishop Basilios, January 19, 1951
  • Education (Selassie 1956 speech), December 10, 1956
  • Speech to the Conference of Independent African States, April 15, 1958
  • Arbour Day Forestry Announcement, July 19, 1958
  • 1958 speech on Irrigation, November 2, 1958
  • People are the Wealth of the Nation, August 28, 1959
  • Aiding The Farmer, November 3, 1959
  • To the American Committee on Africa, April 18, 1960
  • A Review of the Domestic and Foreign Policy of Ethiopia, November 2, 1960: "Speech from the Throne" address to Parliament
  • Statement on the Revised Amharic Bible, July 23, 1961
  • Address to judges on Justice and the Law, August 24, 1961
  • Addresses The Belgrade Conference, September 3, 1961
  • PAFMECA Conference speech, February 2, 1962
  • On the Passing of Empress Menen, February 15, 1962
  • Dedication of the Debre Libanos Church, November 18, 1962
  • Freedom from Hunger Campaign speech, February 22, 1963
  • 1963 address to African Leaders, May 25, 1963
  • 1963 University graduation speech, July 2, 1963
  • Haile Selassie I's Address to the United Nations, October 6, 1963
  • 1963 speech on Higher Education, September 23, 1963
  • Speech at the 1964 O.A.U. Summit, July 21, 1964
  • To the Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches, January 15, 1965
  • Defender of The Faith, January 21, 1965
  • On the Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, February 2, 1965
  • Education of Women, May 7, 1965
  • Modern Ethiopianism, May 7, 1965
  • African Liberation Day speech, May 26, 1965
  • Address to U.S. Astronauts, September 21, 1965
  • Speech on the awarding of an honorary degree to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, October 13, 1965
  • Spirit of Africa, November 17, 1965
  • Address to House of Parliament in Jamaica, 1966
  • 1966 Graduation Address at Haile Selassie I University, June 30, 1966
  • Address to the World Evangelical Congress in Berlin, October 28, 1966
  • The Essence of Power, November 2, 1966
  • New Way of Life, November 2, 1966
  • Address to President Johnson, February 13, 1967
  • Haile Selassie's Address on International Education Year, October 9, 1970
  • Organisation of African Unity: Opening of the Seventh Session, September 2, 1970
  • Opening Address to the World Council of Churches, January 12, 1971
  • International Literacy Day, September 10, 1971
  • Reply to Chief Sudanese Negotiators, February 29, 1972
  • Address To Parliament, November 2, 1973

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Haile Selassie I Speeches|Undated

  • Asmara University Commencement Speech
  • Selassie's speech on Agriculture
  • Selassie's speech on the Bible
  • Selassie's speech on Development
  • Selassie's first undated speech on Education
  • Selassie's second undated speech on Education
  • Selassie's speech on Ethiopia's World Position
  • Selassie's speech on Fine Arts
  • Selassie's speech on Human Rights
  • Selassie's speech on Inaction
  • Selassie's speech on International Politics
  • Selassie's speech on Leadership
  • Selassie's speech on Living in Peace
  • Selassie's speech on Planning
  • Selassie's speech on Resources
  • Selassie's speech on Responsibility
  • Selassie's speech on Self Help
  • Selassie's speech on Spirituality
  • Selassie's speech on Tolerance
  • Selassie's speech on Work

Haile Selassie I Interviews

  • Haile Selassie Interview with editor of The Voice of Ethiopia, April 05, 1948
  • Haile Selassie Interview by Yugoslav Press,September 9, 1959
  • Haile Selassie Christmas Interview with Dr. Oswald Hoffman, December 25, 1968
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