Antilynching Bill is Signed
March 31, 2022
With Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, by her side, Vice President Kamala Harris admittedly went off-script to praise the Black Press during the bill signing ceremony for the Emmett Till Antilynching law.
As the vice president and President Joe Biden delivered about 30 minutes' worth of remarks, Harris reflected.
"Ida B. Wells," she began midway through her speech.
"The courageous nature of that incredible American who used her skill, her profession, her calling, as a journalist to help open the eyes of our nation to the terror of lynching which speaks to the role â€...