Anita Hill reading 25K letters for research on human nature

Hill received 25,000 letters following the Senate confirmation hearings of 1991

Seventeen years after delivering sexual harassment testimony against Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court Senate confirmation hearings, Brandeis professor Anita Hill has pledged to read each of the 25,000 letters she received in the wake of the hearings. Supportive and non-supportive, coming from men and women both young and old, the letters reveal a diverse segment of the American population that was impacted by her stand.

After spending the past year reading the letters to better understand what they say about human nature, Hill shared her thoughts on the “emotional” experience for the first time with BrandeisNOW.

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