Famous Speech Friday: Aimee Semple McPherson's speech in a speakeasy
The Eloquent Woman
JUNE 17, 2011
A pioneer in what we now call televangelism, using radio and film to spread her preaching, Aimee Semple McPherson was the first woman granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission, earning her the nickname "Our Lady of the Loudspeaker" from writer Dorothy Parker. But she did more than speak and promote her Pentecostal message. A reporter called out, with whatever sardonic intent, that she should be invited to speak. What do you think about her speaking?