5: Audio Excerpt, "The Hope Speech" from "The Times Of Harvey Milk," 1984.
Harvey Milk delivered this speech in San Francisco, California, in 1978 after he was elected in 1977.
Suggested Activity: Have students watch the clip and answer the following questions: What made Harvey Milk different from other civil rights leaders? How did Milk advance the cause of civil rights among those who were resistant to his messages or causes? Was Harvey Milk a Jewish hero? A gay hero? If yes, how so?
Epstein, Robert P., Richard Schmiechen, and Harvey Fierstein. 1984. The Times of Harvey Milk. San Francisco, CA: Black Sand Productions.