Senate Unanimously Passes Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act
March 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 lynching, Congress is finally succeeding in taking the long overdue action by passing the Emmett...