Speech Topics

This page is designed to provide the student with 'idea maps' toward the selection of specific purposes and main claims related to topics relevant to multicultural and persuasive speech assignments. Below are topics chosen by previous students of public address/speech. 

Multicultural Topics - Texas

Multicultural Topics - Louisiana

Persuasive Topics
Aaron "T-Bone" Walker Acadian Cultural Society Abortion
Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade Alfred Mouton Affirmative Action
Arlington Fourth of July Parade African American Youth Congress Animal Rights
Austin City Limits Festival Angola Campus Issues - Athletics
Austin Reggae Festival Arcadia Possum Festival Campus Issues - Dating
Autumn Trails Festival Arcadian Architecture Campus Issues - Greek Life
Ballpark in Arlington Avery Island Campus Issues - Student Fees
Big State Festival Black History Month Campus Issues - Student Funding
Billy Bob's Texas The Blarney Stone Campus Issues - Student Govt.
Bluebird Festival Bonnie & Clyde Trade Days Campus Issues - Student Life
Bogota Rodeo The Bouligny Family Campus Issues - Technology
Bonnie & Clyde Cajun Culture Capital Punishment
Brook Hill School Cane River Civil Liberties
Burkeville, Texas Cheyenne Frontier Days Conservatism
Burnet Bluebonnet Festival The Chitimacha Indians Creationism
Caldwell Zoo Christmas on the Bayou Crime/Punishment
Canton First Mondays Church Point Buggy Festival Drug Legalization
Carol of Lights (Texas Tech) City of Ponchatoula The Economy
Carrollton High School Baseball Clementine Hunter Education
Catalpa Worm Festival Cochon de Lait The Environment
Chandler Pow Wow Colfax Pecan Festival Euthanasia
Chigger Festival Contraband Days Feminism
Cinco de Mayo Courrir de Mardis Gras First Amendment Issues
Clear Lake Christmas Boat Parade Crawfish Festival Foreign Policy
Coffee Landing Restaurant Creole Culture Fourth Amendment Issues
Como-Pickton HS Tractor-cade Creole Heritage Day Celebration Gambling/Gaming
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival Dulac Fall Arts & Crafts Festival Gun Control
Custom Sounds TX Heatwave Car Show Emiliano Zapata Health/Care/Fitness
Dallas Baseball Academy of Texas Essence Music Festival Human Cloning
Dallas Cowboys FrancoFete Human Rights
Dalton Days French Quarter Festival The Internet
Delta Gamma Eta Xi - UT Tyler Ch. Germantown Colony Lifestyles
Don Meredith Grand Mamou's Zydeco and Blues Festival Media Ethics
Dogwood Trails Festival The Gueydan Duck Festival Medical Ethics
Earl Campbell Henry Watkins Allen Multiculturalism
East Texas Poultry Festival Herb Fest of Louisiana National Security
East Texas State Fair Hot Tamale Festival Organ Donation
East Texas Yamboree Huey P. Long Politics
Eddie Deen & Company Isabella the Ghost Race Relations
Edgewood Historical Park Jimmie Davis Religion and Spirituality
Farm City Week La Farm Bureau Social/Community Identity
Fiesta Night In Old San Antonio La Quinceanera Sports (College, Professional)
Fire Ant Festival Let the Good Times Roll Black  Arts Festival Stem Cell Research
First Monday Trades Day Weekend Loyd Hall Plantation Terrorism
First Saturday SideWalk Sale Louisiana! Tobacco
Flint Cemetery Louisiana Cherokee's Thanksgiving Welfare
Fort Concho Louisiana Folk Life Festival Women's Issues
Fort Hood Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival  
Freestone County Fair & Rodeo Louisiana Pecan Festival  
Frontier Camp Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame  
Fun Wheeler Park Louis Prima  
Galveston Mardi Gras The Louisiana Purchase  
Gene Stallings Madam C.J. Walker  
Gilmer Yamboree Marthaville "Good Ole Days" Festival  
Gilmer Yulefest Martinique Natives  
George Walker Bush Mcleod Bethune  
Gladewater Round-up Rodeo Melrose Plantation  
Great Texas Balloon Race Mudbug Madness Festival  
Greek Food Festival Natchez Juneteenth Celebration  
Greg County Historical Museum Natchez Pilgrimage  
Gruene Hall Natchitoches  
Hallsville Bobcat Belles Natchitoches Springfest Arts & Crafts Show  
Hallsville Western Day Festival New Boston/DeKalb Football Game  
Hank Williams, Jr. New Orleans  
Henderson Heritage Soup Festival New Orleans French Quarter  
Heritage Days Festival N.O. Jazz and Heritage Festival  
HGTV Dream Home Giveaway Northwestern State University  
Hogmanay Nottoway Plantation  
Hopkins County Fall Festival The Olla Centennial Celebration  
Hopkins County Stew Contest Ormond Plantation  
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Peach Festival  
Houston Super Chevy Show Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival  
(Capt.) Joseph Dawson Rayne Frog Festival  
Jacksonville Tomato Festival Red Ribbon Walk  
Journey of Hope Red River Campaign  
Journey thru Jerusalem Red River Revel  
Kappa Delta Sorority Rice Festival  
Kay Bailey Hutchinson Saint Louis Cemetery  
Kemp High School Basketball Greenwood Leflore  
Kiel Sailing Festival Soul Bowl  
Kilgore Rangerettes Shreveport Mardi Gras  
Killough Monument Steel Magnolias  
LBJ Space Center Strawberry Festival  
Leslie Cochran TABASCO  
Lindale Countryfest The Troyville Mounds  
Lions Club Balloon Festival Uncle Earl's Hog Dog Trials    
Little River Fair & Rodeo The "Walk to Emus"  
Love's Lookout Washington Parish Free Fair  
Luling Watermelon Thump Winn Parish Forest Festival  
Mall of America Yoruba Traditions  
Marfa's Mystery Lights Zydeco Music  
Martin's Mill Basketball    
Mayfest Celebration    
McKinney Boyd Varsity Football    
Menger Hotel    
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament    
Mike Carter Field    
Miss Tyler USA Pageant    
Montgomery Cajun Catfish Festival    
Montgomery Texas    
Mt. Enterprise Head Start Program    
Nacogdoches    
Nacogdoches Heritage Festival    
Neal McCoy    
Neches River Festival    
New Birmingham    
New Braunfels    
New Boston's Pioneer Days    
New London School Explosion    
Night in 'Ole San Antonio    
Nolan Ryan    
Noonday Onion Festival    
Old Rip Festival    
Overton Blue Grass Festival    
Pasadena Strawberry Festival    
Piano Wellness Seminar    
Pioneer Day Celebration    
Pine Cove Christian Camps    
Planet Wisdom Conference    
Polish Immigrant History in Texas    
Prosper Centennial Celebration    
Purple Hull Pea Festival (AK)    
Red River County    
Red River Shootout    
Richard King    
Roughneck Days Festival    
San Jacinto Monument    
Selena Quintanilla-Perez    
Show 'N' Shine Charity Car Show    
South by Southwest Music Festival    
Spring Ho Festival    
State Fair Classic (PVA&M vs. GSU)    
State Fair of Texas    
Stevie Ray Vaughan    
Sulphur Springs Dairy Pageant    
Tomball German Heritage Festival    
Texas A&M Aggie Bonfire    
TAPPS State Track Meet    
Texas Chainsaw Massacre    
Texas Gator Fest    
Texas Governor's Inaugural Ceremony    
Texas H.S. Women's Powerlifting    
Texas High School Football    
Texas Lottery    
Texas Motor Speedway    
Texas Renaissance Festival    
Texas Rice Festival    
Texas Rose Festival    
Texas State Fair    
Texas State Forest Festival    
Texas State Railroad    
Texas Syndicate    
The Big Thicket    
Toledo Bend Lake    
Troy Aikman    
WC County Stew Contest    
While Buffalo Festival    
Wise County Old Settler's Reunion  
Wonderland of Lights    
University of Texas Longhorn Football    
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay    
UT Tyler Softball  
XIT Ranch    
Youth Evangelism Conference    
Zilker Park  
     

Links to Speech Topic and Information Sites

AmericanRhetoric.com: News and Information Index

Brookings Institution

Cato Institute

Debate-Central.org

Debatepedia

FactCheck.org

Heritage Foundation

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Policy.com

Public Agenda Online Issues & Answers

TownHall Issues Library

[Speech Fundamentals] [Advanced Public Speaking]

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Michael E. Eidenmuller.
Department of  Communication.  
The University of Texas at Tyler. All rights reserved.