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Anita Hill Talks Civil Rights

Colorlines | Posted 06.18.2014 | Black Voices

On July 2 the 1964 Civil Rights Act turns 50. This sweeping piece of legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or nation...

What They Didn't Tell You About Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Few young women today have heard of the person who transformed their professional world; that includes Anita Hill's own students at Brandeis, where she currently teaches. Even those Americans who were glued to the televised nomination hearings don't know the complicated backstory.

Anita Hill: 'Giving Up Was Not An Option'

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women

Anita Hill made waves in the early '90s when she accused Clarence Thomas, her former boss and George Bush's Supreme Court appointee, of sexually haras...

WATCH: Notorious Clarence Thomas Scandal Back In Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 01.29.2014 | Black Voices

A film is set to hit theaters featuring the story of Anita Hill, the woman who accused then Supreme Court judge nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual hara...

Echoes of Anita Hill in 2012 Elections

Mary Hughes | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Mary Hughes

Twenty years later, 1992 remains the high water mark for American women's gains in national elections. In fact, women's progress since then has been glacial. But as we head into the 2012 elections, there are signs that another gender-driven prairie fire may be igniting.

Anita Hill Talks Herman Cain Allegations

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Anita Hill, the former U.S. Department of Education employee who was launched into the spotlight in 1991 when she brought forth sexual harassment alle...

Twenty Years Later: Covering The Anita Hill Story

Cinny Kennard | Posted 12.13.2011 | Media
Cinny Kennard


Women, Sex, and Clarence Thomas: What Has Changed (And What Hasn't)

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Hill's testimony during Thomas's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings energized and empowered American women to forge a national dialogue about the ways in which men use sex to maintain power in the workplace.

Twenty Years Later: Anita Hill's Fight Is Still Ours

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

20 years ago today, Anita Hill's testimony in front of an all-male Judiciary Committee riveted women across the nation -- and galvanized them to action.

In Search of a Midnight Apology: Virginia Thomas and the Politics of Reconciliation

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

While many are at a loss as to why Thomas' call came seemingly out of the blue, there's only one explanation for such a request two decades later -- sneaky politics in a heated midterm election cycle.

What Anita Hill did for America

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia D. Greenberger

Before Anita Hill's testimony, sexual harassment was viewed as a problem for victims, predominantly women, to solve on their own. Most women suffered in silence rather than jeopardize their careers by complaining.

Clarence Thomas' Wife Asks Anita Hill For Apology After Nearly 20 Years

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called Anita Hill to ask her to apologize for accusing the justice of sexually ha...

Anita Hill Should Be Obama's First Supreme Court Nominee: Columnist

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'd like to see President Obama appoint Brandeis University law professor Anita Hill. She's reasonably young, smart, and--after her ordeal testifying ...