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Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Emmett Till


Sixty five years after fourteen 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 congressman Bobby rush and named after till comes one hundred twenty years after Congress first considered anti lynching legislation the house approved the measure four hundred ten to four today the Senate unanimously passed virtually identical legislation last year president trump is expected to sign the bill once it once it reaches his desk Russia whose Chicago district includes tales former home says the bill belatedly achieves justice Patil and four thousand other lynching victims most of them African

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