Wednesday, March 19, 4pm
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
by the Office of Campus Life
Hill's testimony during the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings
for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas riveted the country
and brought sexual harassment law into a glaring national spotlight...(her)
televised testimony, given before a panel of 15 white male senators,
became a highly politicized lightning rod for the nation's emotions
and attitudes about sexism and racism."- Stanford Report,
a professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Heller
School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University,
Anita Hill is the author of numerous articles on international
commercial law, bankruptcy, and civil rights. She has given numerous
presentations on commercial law, as well as race and gender equality.
In addition, Professor Hill has appeared on several television
programs, such as Face the Nation and Meet the Press, and, her
commentary has been published by Newsweek, The New York Times,
and The Boston Globe. She has served on numerous boards of directors
for nonprofit organizations and is the author of Speaking Truth
to Power, which chronicles her experience as a witness in
the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
is brought to UALR by the Office of Campus Life.
outline of the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas Controversy.
Background the people involved and the political atmosphere at
the time, from "History 122, Development of Modern America",
at George Mason University.
years later, Anita Hill revisits the Clarence Thomas controversy
Hills lecture at Stanford University, with a video
link "Anita Hill speaks out on race, gender"
in which Anita Hill explains what kept her committed to making
her testimony and how "his race" and "her gender"
framed the issues in the debate.
Books in UALR Ottenheimer Library
Hill. Speaking truth to power. New York: Doubleday, 1997
KF 373.H46 A3 1997
justice, en-gendering power: essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas,
and the construction of social reality. Edited by and
with an introduction by Toni Morrison. New York: Pantheon, 1992.
KF8745.T48 R33 1992
Strange justice: the selling of Clarence Thomas.
Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
KF 8745.T48 M39 1994 [This account defends Anita Hill and challenges
the account by David Brock, which he later recanted in his book
Blinded by the Right.]*
The real Anita Hill: the untold story. David Brock.
New York: Free Press; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan; New York: Maxwell
Macmillan International, 1993. KF 8745 .T48 B76 1993 [This account,
later recanted by the author, is a strongly negative portrayal
of Anita Hill.]*
Parenthetical comments by Professor Scranton