For 25 years, a Columbia group has gathered annually to mark the testimony of Anita Hill before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 about alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor, Clarence Thomas, then a nominee for the Supreme Court.
This year, they heard from Hill herself and also considered the possibility of the first woman president of the United States.
Siegler, a freshman at Columbia College, said her male high school classmates in Aiken told her there was no way a woman would lead the country.
But, with Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, that possibility is “really inspiring,” Siegler said.
Hill addressed the packed gathering at 701 Whaley on Thursday, telling the mostly female crowd, “I don’t want you to forget (how difficult) it is for people to come forward even today.