The City Club of Cleveland

login Create an Account

catering + rentals

Not a Member?

Our members are champions of free speech. Join today!


Account Login


Forgot Password? Create an Account

Forgot Password

submit Cancel

Update Password



Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

« back to blog list

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Century of Free Speech: Featured Speakers

A Century of Free Speech: Featured Speakers

Know somebody—a friend, a work colleague, a boss, a client?—who admires one of the extraordinary people whose forum address is highlighted in the City Club's handsomely produced new book written by Carol Poh? Wouldn't a copy, inscribed by you, make the perfect holiday gift?

Featured speakers include:
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, February 10, 1987
President Ronald Reagan, January 11, 1988
Pei Min Xin, June 9, 1989
William Sloane Coffin, May 4, 1990
Lester Thurow, November 1, 1991
Russell Means, December 11, 1992
Debate: Lieutenant Tracy Thorne vs. Major General James Milnor Roberts, February 26, 1993
President Bill Clinton, October 24, 1994
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, July 31, 1995
Gerda Weissman Klein and Kurt Klein, November 15, 1996
Rita Dove and Henry Louis Gates Jr., May 9, 1997
Marian Wright Edelman, October 3, 1998
Louis Stokes, June 30, 1999
David S. Broder, May 12, 2000
William A. McDonough, April 20, 2001
Hassan Abdel Rahman, May 10, 2002
John Glenn, August 29, 2003
Condoleezza Rice, October 15, 2004
Anne Mulcahy, March 11, 2005
President George W. Bush, March 20, 2006
Geoffrey Canada, December 3, 2007
Jim Rokakis, May 28, 2008
Sister Helen Prejean, September 18, 2009
Representative John A. Boehner, August 24, 2010
Alan K. Simpson, November 18, 2011
Ted Turner, May 18, 2012

Call 216-621-0082 to reserve gift copies ($25 each) of A Century of Free Speech at the City Club of Cleveland. Also available at selected area bookstores. Or place an order now at—and that much holiday gift shopping will be done! 

Please login to post a comment

Want to know who is speaking next at the City Club? Sign up here.

Free speech, delivered to your inbox.

Want to know who is speaking next at the City Club? Sign up here.


No Thanks, Please don't ask again.


Photo Gallery

1 of 22