Listen to famous historical and political speeches on History & Politics Out Loud. Find background information and famous speeches from presidents, civil rights leaders, and also Lou Gehrig’s famous speech. It’s not a very comprehensive list, but it’s a good place to get a little English reading and listening practice, focusing on good speeches and important people in (mostly US) history.
Here’s one example: Hillary Clinton’s famous 1995 speech on women’s rights, given in Beijing. There’s a transcript on the page, too.