• Congress approves making lynching a federal hate crime, bill heads to president's desk

    1 month ago - By KETV

    The bill comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.
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  • House makes lynching a federal hate crime, 65 years after Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi

    House makes lynching a federal hate crime, 65 years after Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi

    1 month ago - By ABC

    The House of Representatives has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. This comes 65 years after the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi.
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  • House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after murder of Emmett Till

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    WASHINGTON - Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.
    The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.
    The measure was approved 410 to 4 on Wednesday. The Senate unanimously passed virtually identical legislation last year, although that bill wasn't named for Till. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill, which...
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