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Anita Hill speaks out on TODAY Show: I'm 'at peace with my role in history'

Savannah Guthrie's full interview with Anita Hill will air Monday on NBC.
/ Source: TODAY

Anita Hill sat down with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to reflect on her legacy — and the impact of the sexual harassment allegations she made against Clarence Thomas nearly 25 years ago — in an interview set to air Monday morning on NBC.

"I'm really at peace with my role in history," Hill told Guthrie.

Hill made headlines in 1991 when she testified in Thomas' televised Supreme Court confirmation hearings, alleging he sexually harassed her while she worked for him at the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Anita Hill speaks with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie
Anita Hill speaks with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie 25 years after her pivotal testimony at Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Thomas, who at the time called the hearings a "high-tech lynching," was approved despite Hill's claims, and still holds his seat on the high court's bench.

"I don't think I really have to become at peace with him being on the Supreme Court," Hill told Guthrie. "I think what we have to do though, is to understand why my testimony and my experience — why that was so important to the integrity of the court, and why it spoke directly to the character of the nominee at the time."

Savannah Guthrie with Anita Hill
Anita Hill reflects on her role in history in an interview airing Monday on TODAY.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Hill's testimony is now the subject of an HBO film, "Confirmation," starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce, and set to air on April 16.

Guthrie's full interview with Hill will air Monday on TODAY.