02:36 — Actor David Strathairn performs abolitionist John Browns final speech before his execution in 1859. Introduction by Viggo Mortensen.
02:29 — Rosario Dawson reads the words of a mother refusing to fight in the Gulf War.
02:14 — Danny Glover performs a Langston Hughes poem inspired by unfulfilled promises to the poor.
02:00 — Actor David Strathairn performs an excerpt from Henry David Thoreaus Civil Disobedience. Introduction by Danny Glover.
02:24 — Actor Josh Brolin performs the words of an Italian immigrant after his unjust trial that resulted in a death sentence.
03:28 — John Legend Performs the slave spiritual, No More Auction Block.
02:02 — Actor Matt Damon performs and discusses the Declaration of Independence.
02:13 — The stars of The People Speak talk about Howard Zinn and his book, A Peoples History of the United States.
02:13 — Kathleen Chalfant performs the words of an 1800s activist on how Wall Street runs America.
02:01 — Allison Moorer sings the Great Depression anthem, Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
03:17 — Actor Benjamin Bratt reads a letter from a runaway slave to his former master.
02:05 — Marissa Tomei performs the words of a young factory girl preparing to strike.
02:05 — Actress Sandra Oh reads Emma Goldmans view on patriotism in America.
03:43 — Morgan Freeman performs the words of Fredrick Douglass addressing a white audience about the Fourth of July.
02:07 — Actors Christina Kirk and Josh Brolin perform the speeches made at Susan B. Anthony's suffrage trial.
02:09 — Actor Don Cheadle performs Chief Black Hawks surrender speech at the end of the Black Hawk War in 1832.
07:31 — Tensions between the Soviet-sponsored Polish government and the opposition reach a boiling point.
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