Hillary Clinton to deliver 2017 commencement speech at Wellesley College


Long before Hillary Clinton was first lady or the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, she was a student at the Seven Sister school Wellesley College.

Clinton graduated in 1969 after accomplishing a lot as a student. During her time there, she was president of the College Government Association and obtained the college's highest honor, the Durant Scholar.

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Upon graduation, the Chicago native was chosen by her fellow classmates to be the first-ever student commencement speaker. On May 31, 1969, a 21-year-old Hillary Rodham delivered a fiery speech in which

"Fear is always with us but we just don't have time for it. Not now," Clinton said during the speech. "Every protest, every dissent, whether it's an individual academic paper or Founder's parking lot demonstration, is unabashedly an attempt to forge an identity in this particular age. That attempt at forging for many of us over the past four years has meant coming to terms with our humanness."

View Clinton's historic speech below:

Now, almost 50 years later, Clinton will return to Wellesley as the commencement speaker. The college made the announcement on Twitter:

While the contents of the speech will likely be unknown until the Class of 2017's graduation day, we know that Clinton has years of experience to build on her original commencement address. In the wake of her 2016 election loss and recent responses to Trump administration policy moves, people can expect another impassioned oratory from Clinton.