Barbara Bush served as the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She helped advance universal literacy and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. In 1990, she gave a commencement speech at a women’s college, Wellesley College, addressing women’s roles and opportunities in the modern world. As you read, take notes on the three choices we must all make. This speech is for grade 10 readers. First Lady Barbara Bush’s Commencement Address at Wellesley College by First Lady Barbara Bush is in the public domain.