Anita Hill with Beverly Guy-Sheftall: Reimagining Equality

Anita Hill with Beverly Guy-Sheftall: Reimagining Equality

On September 20, 2015, the Women's International Study Center hosted Anita Hill in conversation with Beverly Guy-Sheftall in conversation about the legacy of Title IX.


Two of the most important social reform movements in the United States are the civil rights and women’s rights movements. Title IX, like the Voting Rights Act, is perhaps the most transformative legacy of both movements.

Professor Anita Hill—catapulted into the national limelight as a result of the Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas in 1991—joins feminist-activist-scholar Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall in dialog about a broad range of gender-related issues, including Title IX’s impact on educational institutions around the country. Title IX, passed in 1972, is best known for its impact on high school and collegiate athletics, yet the original statute made no explicit mention of sports.

Anita Hill is professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University, where she teaches courses on gender, race, social policy and legal history. Her latest book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home.

She is joined by Beverly Guy-Sheftall from Spelman College in Atlanta, where she is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies. She is also adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies, where she teaches graduate courses.