Sankofa Freedom Award Honoring Anita Hill
1520 N. Hartford Ave.
Location: Library Hall
TCCL’s African-American Resource Center and the Tulsa Library Trust will present the 2020 Sankofa Freedom Award to Anita Hill, native Oklahoman attorney, author, educator and advocate for civil and women’s rights. The award, which consists of a $10,000 cash prize and an engraved plaque, is given biennially to a nationally acclaimed individual who has dedicated his/her life to educating and improving the greater African-American community. Since receiving her juris doctorate from Yale Law School in 1980, Hill has taken passionate, purposeful steps toward eliminating inequality, and has spent decades advocating for gender and racial equality in financial and educational opportunities as well as in the workplace. In all her endeavors, Hill has marked herself as a voice for those who are unable or unwilling to speak out against oppression and misconduct.