Professor Anita Hill was made famous - when she accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of s*xual assault, in front of the entire country. She's seen by many as a feminist hero, for standing up against the conservative Supreme Court justice.
But she's much more than just the victim of s*xual harassment. Professor Hill is a university professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of Brandeis' Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
She became a national figure in 1991 when she accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, her supervisor at the United States Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment.
And her name made news again, when recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh was accused of s*xual harassment.
Well Anita looks better than ever. MTO News caught up with her at the TheWrap’s Power Women’s Summit Day2 at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Anita Hill was born to a family of farmers in Lone Tree, Oklahoma, the youngest of Albert and Erma Hill's 13 children. Her family came from Arkansas, where her maternal grandfather, Henry Eliot, and all of her great-grandparents had been born into slavery. Hill was raised in the Baptist faith.
After graduating as valedictorian from Morris High School, Oklahoma, she enrolled at Oklahoma State University and received a bachelor's degree in psychology with honors in 1977. She went on to Yale Law School, obtaining her Juris Doctor degree with honors in 1980.
She was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1980 and began her law career as an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross.