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  • Senate Unanimously Passes Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act

    Jamila Bey, Washington Informer|Mar 10, 2022

    The Senate unanimously passed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act of 2022 to make lynching a federal hate crime. The act will go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The House approved the legislation last week with a vote of 422-3. Advocates have worked tirelessly for years to secure Congressional approval to make lynching a hate crime. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed his delight after the vote and remarked on the Senate floor, "After more than 200 failed attempts to outlaw...