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Archives: Anita Hill, Wednesday, March 19, 2003     



Anita Hill
Wednesday, March 19, 4pm
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

"Anita 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, 04/02

Currently 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.

This event is brought to UALR by the Office of Campus Life.



An 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.

Ten years later, Anita Hill revisits the Clarence Thomas controversy
Hill’s 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.

Related Books in UALR Ottenheimer Library

Anita Hill. Speaking truth to power. New York: Doubleday, 1997 KF 373.H46 A3 1997

Race-ing 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


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