Because of Anita

Because of Anita

Because of Anita

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
In 1991, Anita Hill told the world that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. Thirty years later, we’re still feeling the ripple effects of that testimony—in our politics and our lives. This four-part podcast explores the enduring impact of that moment, with new insights and on-the-ground stories from guests like Tarana Burke, Kerry Washington and Professor Hill herself, in her first-ever public conversation with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified 27 years after her.
  1. October 14, 2021
    46 min
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    The Movement
    The 1991 Thomas hearings felt like a catalyst for change: Harassment reports spiked. “The Year of the Woman” brought women to Congress. And...then what happened? In our final episode, hosts Dr. Salamishah Tille…
  2. October 11, 2021
    54 min
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    The Conversation: Prof. Anita Hill and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
    In 2018, Christine Blasey Ford stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify in the Supreme Court nomination hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. Among the millions of people watching was perhaps the only pers…
  3. October 07, 2021
    35 min
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    The Aftermath
    It’s November 1991. Clarence Thomas has been confirmed, but the domino effect of his hearings has only begun—especially for many Black women. In this episode, we hear three very personal stories of what happene…
  4. October 04, 2021
    56 min
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    The Testimony
    On October 11th, 1991, Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill calmly told the Senate Judiciary Committee that her former boss, Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, had sexually harassed her years earlier. Thirty y…
  5. September 24, 2021
    3 min
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    COMING SOON: BECAUSE OF ANITA
    In 1991, Anita Hill told the world that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. Thirty years later, we’re still feeling the ripple effects of that testimony—in our politics and our live…

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