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Women at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club celebrate Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)
Women at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club celebrate Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)
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Hillary Clinton is the first woman to be a major party’s nominee for president. It's an historic first, for the country, and for Clinton's alma mater, Wellesley College.

Clinton often says her experience at Wellesley — a women's college then and now — was life-changing, and she's stayed connected with it through the years.

This week, with the Democratic National Convention in town, the Philadelphia Wellesley Club held a celebration. Here & Now's Robin Young talked to alums about Clinton, Wellesley and this moment in history.
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Women at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club hold up a sign at a celebration for Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)
Women at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club hold up a sign at a celebration for Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)
Name tags are spread at a table at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club during a celebration for Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)
Name tags are spread at a table at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club during a celebration for Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)
Robin Young speaks to women at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club during a celebration for Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)
Robin Young speaks to women at the Philadelphia Wellesley College Club during a celebration for Hillary Clinton's nomination. (Samantha Fields/Here & Now)

This segment aired on July 27, 2016.

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