Lupita Nyong’o will present an award for courage to Anita Hill, Page Six is exclusively told.
The “Black Panther” star will honor Hill — who in 1991 accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her when he was her boss — with the 2019 PEN Courage Award at the PEN America Literary Gala on May 21.
The organization — which champions freedom of expression — says its giving Hill the award “in recognition of her singular role in challenging sexual harassment in the workplace and the attendant abuse of power, and a career spent combating the silencing force of sexism.”
Meanwhile, a PEN insider told us that Nyong’o “has made her own sizable contribution to breaking the silence around the mistreatment of women, as a Time’s Up advocate.”
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