Prior to his speech the Freedom Choir sang "Amazing Grace". The story my dad told can be found in a separate post on my blog entitled "Amazing Grace: The Rest of the Story".
Also, if you like the stories in the speech, I've written about another one in a post (If God be with us who can be against us) and provided a skit that can be used in a family setting.
I've posted my father's recommended reading list on my blog. It's a long list so don't be overwhelmed. Find a couple that sound interesting and jump in ... the water is fine :)