A look back at Anita Hill's first big TV interview

In 1992, Anita Hill told 60 Minutes why she accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Now 57, she tells her story in the new film "Anita”

In 1991, Anita Hill appeared before a Senate committee and made accusations, in graphic detail, that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. Three months later, Hill appeared on 60 Minutes, in her first major television interview since the hearing.

"Over the last few months, I have had to look fear in the face, and I've had to do things that took a lot of courage," Hill told Bradley. "Even though I'm convinced that they were the right thing to do, the right actions to take, they weren't easy."

Today, at the age of 57, Hill is in the news again. Now a law professor at Brandeis University, Hill tells her story in a new documentary film called "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power." Early reviews say the film is certain to open some old wounds in Washington.

Directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Freida Mock, the film will arrive in theaters on March 21 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.

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