Speaking Truth to Power

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Doubleday, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 374 pages
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After her astonishing testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to be a private citizen and became a public figure at the white-hot center of an intense national debate on how men and women relate to each other in the workplace. That debate led to groundbreaking court decisions and major shifts in corporate policies that have had a profound effect on our lives--and on Anita Hill's life. Now, with remarkable insight and total candor, Anita Hill reflects on events before, during, and after the hearings, offering for the first time a complete account that sheds startling new light on this watershed event.
Only after reading her moving recollection of her childhood on her family's Oklahoma farm can we fully appreciate the values that enabled her to withstand the harsh scrutiny she endured during the hearings and for years afterward. Only after reading her detailed narrative of the Senate Judiciary proceedings do we reach a new understanding of how Washington--and the media--rush to judgment. And only after discovering the personal toll of this wrenching ordeal, and how she copes, do we gain new respect for this extraordinary woman.
Here is a vitally important work that allows us to understand why Anita Hill did what she did, and thereby brings resolution to one of the most controversial episodes in our nation's history.

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I found this book very enlightening as it relates to sexual harassment but also the political arena in Washington DC. "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really ... Read full review

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autobiographical and an apologia regarding the thomas/hill imbroglio. she definitely comes across as sympathetic, especially with respect to her time in tulsa. doubtful that she was wrong during the ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

A graduate of Oklahoma State University and Yale Law School, Anita F.  Hill served, until 1997, on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Oklahoma.  She lectures widely on the subjects of civil rights and sexual harassment in the workplace.  She is currently working on a book about sexual harassment.

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