Many, many months later, I was finally able to stumble upon Hillary Rodham’s infamous graduation speech from Wellesley College. One would think that such an important historic moment would have been bombarded during an ideologically-charged Presidential election. I’ve brought it up myself, but lacked the actual speech and anything beyond anecdotal details.
Sadly, Hillary Rodham was noticeably absent from the Hillary Clinton campaign. When she shows up, as she’s done at unforgettable moments in politics and history, it is truly inspiring. Like her statement about being in favor of traditional marriage but ready to support marriage equality for her diverse constituents in the 90s. Or the explanation of party-swapping during the height of the Goldwater machine. She always has been an intellectual activist, but somehow fails to gain any real attention with it.
So, for all those friends I threw up her Wellesley years during the campaign, here ya go. This was within months of her victorious organized protest for civil rights and other liberal issues to be implemented into the college’s practices. Note that the college had to submit an official letter of apology to visiting Republican Sen. Edward Brooke (whom young Hillary helped in getting elected prior) as a means of damage control.
I heard this speech only once before, during Bill Clinton’s inaugural Presidential run.