06/18/2014 06:07 pm ET Updated Jun 18, 2014

Anita Hill Talks Civil Rights

On July 2 the 1964 Civil Rights Act turns 50. This sweeping piece of legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It also ended segregation in schools and workplaces and made voter registration barriers like poll taxes illegal. I spoke with Anita Hill before she gave a keynote address about the Civil Rights Act at an event held by Equal Rights Advocates. We talked about the civil rights movement, her role models, and the lessons she learned from testifying against Clarence Thomas before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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