Then 21, Hillary Rodham made national news in 1969 when speaking at her college commencement, she delivered a dramatic rebuke to Sen. Edward Brooke, the main commencement speaker. Clinton suggested the Republican senator was out of touch with her generation.
The article generated a healthy amount of national news and appearances on talk shows and nightly news.
Here are some of those articles:
A local news story on Clinton visiting for a wedding:
A profile of Clinton in the Boston Globe and Chicago Daily News:
A wire story on her speech:
A thought piece on her speech:
An except of her speech in LIFE Magazine. Unused photos from the LIFE article can be seen here.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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