A film about sexual harassment and politics
On Thursday December 7, the History Film Series will show the film
This film looks at the Senate confirmation hearings in 1991 of Clarence
Thomas. Thomas was the 2nd African-American in U.S. history to be named to the
Supreme Court. During his hearing a woman by the name of Anita Hill accused
Thomas of sexually harassing her when they worked together some years
The film looks at how the press and politicians viewed their story. Going
back a generation to examine the ways in which sexism and sexual harassment are
pervasive in our social institutions, this excellent film reminds us of the
historical and contemporary relevance of the #MeToo movement.
The film will be shown at 6:30 in room 12-229.
Mark Sample, Professor of History, will introduce the film.
This is open to the MCC community and general public.