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Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 11, 1991, regarding Clarence Thomas' confirmation to the Supreme Court. AP hide caption

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For Years, Anita Hill Was A 'Canary In The Coal Mine' For Women Speaking Out

Journalists Jane Mayer and Rebecca Traister say Hill's harsh treatment during Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings served as a warning to other women.

Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 11, 1991, regarding Clarence Thomas' confirmation to the Supreme Court. AP hide caption

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For Years, Anita Hill Was A 'Canary In The Coal Mine' For Women Speaking Out

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