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Throwback Tulsa: Anita Hill testifies against Clarence Thomas on this day in 1991

Throwback Tulsa: Anita Hill testifies against Clarence Thomas on this day in 1991

On this day in 1991, Anita Hill, a University of Oklahoma law professor, accused Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court nominee, of sexual harassment in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Thomas reappeared before the panel to denounce the proceedings as a “high-tech lynching.” His nomination was confirmed by the committee and the Senate. Hill grew up on a farm near Morris.

In her later career, Hill was a professor and scholar at the University of California and then Brandeis University. She now specializes in employment law.

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