House of Representatives Passes Anti-Lynching Bill Named After Slain Black Teen Emmett Till

House of Representatives Passes Anti-Lynching Bill Named After Slain Black Teen Emmett Till

People-News·2020-02-28 05:31

The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill named after Emmett Till which will make lynching a federal hate crime. The legislation is expected to pass in the Senate and head to President Donald Trump for a signature.

The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act is named after the 14-year-old who was kidnapped, brutally beaten and lynched in 1955 in Mississippi after he was accused of whistling at and harassing a white woman.

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