Sisters Testify is a history project to connect not only with the signatories of the “African American Women in Defense of Ourselves” proclamation but also with those who may not have signed.
Sisters Testify is also interested in hearing from people of all races and genders who did not sign the proclamation. Maybe you didn’t know about the proclamation at the time, were too young in 1991, didn’t agree with the proclamation’s intent, opposed the statement, or supported Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Your story and your vantage point matter. Together, we can provide insights into gender, race, regional, and generational politics in America following Anita Hill’s testimony during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991.
If you did not sign, please add your voice to the project.
This survey may take you anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on how much reflection you enjoy.
You will be able to save your answers, and the survey will auto save every 5 minutes, so please, sit back with a cup of tea and think back to what was going on for you in 1991.
You can download this form or cut and paste the questions into a separate document.
By email or by snail mail.
Attention, Delida Costin
3542 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
We are excited by the enthusiasm of those we have reached, and by the response rate. We know you’re busy and we’re grateful for the time you’ve spent telling us your story.
Last spring, we reached out to as many signatories as we could find. We have contacted many by email, snail mail, and via social media, but we are always looking to reach signatories we haven’t been able to find. Please pass the news about this project to anyone who may have signed.
Stay tuned to hear what we learn. In the interim, please don’t hesitate to let us know what information you would like to learn about the other signatories or the project.
Once again, thank you!
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