Houston Premieres film screening: Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Television viewers around the world were transfixed in 1991 as a poised woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men, and — with a clear, unwavering voice — recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. On that October day, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated and divisive figure.
Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the United States and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that continues to resonate. Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the intimate story of a woman who did, in fact, "speak truth to power."