Finding Your Roots

Anita Hill Unpacks Her Optimism and Humble Beginnings

Clip: Season 8 Episode 2 | 1m 17s  | Video has closed captioning.

Despite growing up as the youngest of 13 siblings in a home without indoor plumbing or running water, Anita Hill says she was always optimistic about her future because of her mother’s spirit.

Aired: 01/11/22

Rating: NR

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