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 Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Qedamawi Haile Selassie.
May His Imperial Majesty grant I&I the wisemind to stand (understand) His words and the courage to live up to the ideal livity He has shown I&I.
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*Africa 1
Africa Day 1963
Statement to the African Summit, May 23 1963
*Africa 2 O.A.U. Seventh Session Opens, September 2nd, 1970
*Countries Address to the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament - Tuesday 19th April 1966
Addresses House of Parliament in Jamaica - 1966
*Christmas No Justification for war
Christmas Speech to students - 1959
Address to the American People - 1927
*Education 1 University Graduation 
International Education Year 
At Asmara University
International Literacy Day 
The Education of Woman
*Education 2 Welcome to African Students in Ethiopia
excerpt from  "The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed"  by Christine Sandford
*Faith 1 The Bible Speech
The Revised Amharic Bible (1961)

Formally accepting the title Defender of the Faith (1965)
End of Ramadan

*Faith 2 Investiture of New Patriarch (1971)
Address to the World Evangelical Congress in Berlin (1966)

*Health 1 Public Health
Dejazmatch Balcha Hospital
Tenth Anniversary of the World Health Organisation
Opens Ethio-Swedish Clinic
*Health 2 Dedication of the Prince Makonnen Hospital
Lays Cornerstone of Police Hospital
Fifteenth Anniversary of Dej. Balcha Hospital
Opens Gandhi Hospital
Inaugurates St. Mary's Hospital
*International Community Fundamental Assumptions
Freedom from Hunger Campaign
Universal Brotherhood
Dedicating the School of Fine Arts 
*Liberation On His Majestic Arrival in Addis Abeba on May 5th 1941
*Peace and Iquality Apartheid & Racial Discrimination
Human Diversity
Address to the United Nations includes the "War" speech
*Miscellaneous Speeches 1 New Schools, Debre-Zeit 
At an Exhibition of Ethiopian Books
The Confederation of Ethiopian Labour Unions
Miscellaneous Speeches 2 Excerpts from speeches on UN, Nuclear Threat, Disarmament and World Peace - sent to Rasta Ites by I.R.I.E.
Miscellaneous Speeches 3 Favourite Teachings of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I. Excerpts - sent to Rasta Ites I.R.I.E.
*Throne Speeches 1 1961 excerpt
Bracketed inserts have been added to the 1967 speech where meaning is unclear. These are by Rasta Ites and do not claim to necessarily be correct.
*Throne Speeches 2 1970

Sources: Most of these speeches are taken from the following three books
Important Utterances of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I
Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I
Speeches delivered by His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie 1st Emperor of Ethiopia on various occasions May 1957 - December 1959
The others were sent to I or found online unless otherwise stated