'It's About Time': House Approves Historic Bill Making Lynching A Federal Crime

'It's About Time': House Approves Historic Bill Making Lynching A Federal Crime

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference about the Emmett Till Antilynching Act on Wednesday on Capitol Hill. He stands beside a photo of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in the 1950s.The Emmett Till Antilynching Act was overwhelmingly approved on a bipartisan vote. “It’s never too late to repudiate evil,” Rep. Bobby Rush said.

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Source: NPR
'It's About Time': House Approves Historic Bill Making Lynching A Federal Crime

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