This Day in Black History: Oct. 20, 1991

This Day in Black History: Oct. 20, 1991

Anita Hill testifies before the Senate that she had been sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas.

Published October 20, 2011

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Anita Hill said that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. Thomas was ultimately confirmed by both the committee and the Senate, but Hill’s testimony would spark a national conversation about sexual harassment.

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Written by Britt Middleton

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