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.