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Anita Hill to speak at National Archives in Waltham

Posted by Laura Franzini  November 8, 2012 10:34 AM

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Courtesy of the National Archives.

Anita Hill will speak at the National Archives at Boston on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in Waltham.

According to the Archives, Hill will discuss her latest book, "Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home." The program is free and appropriate for all ages.

Hill is a professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University. She is also the author of "Speaking Truth to Power," which details her experience as a witness against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in his confirmation hearings in 1991.

The Archives offers this description of "Reimaging Equality":

"In her current book, she explores her family background as a way of defining “family” and “home.” She takes us on a journey that begins with her own family story and ends with the subprime mortgage meltdown. Along the way, she invites us into homes across America, rural and urban, and introduces us to some extraordinary African American women.

"Hill argues that we and our leaders must engage in a new conversation about what it takes to be at home in America. Pointing out that the inclusive democracy our Constitution promises is bigger than the current debate about legal rights, she presents concrete proposals that encourage us to reimagine equality. Hill offers a 21st-century vision of America—not a vision of migration, but one of roots; not one simply of tolerance, but one of belonging; not just of rights, but also of community—a community of equals."

Registration for the event is requested and can be done by calling toll free 866-406-2379, local 781-663-0144, or emailing boston.archives@nara.gov.

The National Archives is located at 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham. There is ample free parking and handicap access.

Laura Franzini can be reached at laura.franzini@globe.com.

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