Hillary's First Speech: Historic 1969 Audio Reveals "Blueprint For Her Future"

Hillary Rodham delivering commencement speech 1969

Wellesley College

July 28, 2016

As Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to give the most important speech of her life, listen back to the speech that marked her entrance into public political life, now available for the first time in its entirety. On May 31st, 1969, Hillary Rodham became the first student to give a commencement address to her graduating class at Wellesley College. She was 21 years old. Journalist Rebecca Traister hears "the blueprint for Hillary Rodham Clinton's future" in that speech. In this episode, Traister takes us back to that tumultuous period in American history and to the origins of Clinton's political values. We also hear the previously unreleased complete speech, and journalist Michelle Goldberg takes on "The Hillary Haters."