House passes Emmett Till Antilynching Act, making lynching a federal hate crime

House passes Emmett Till Antilynching Act, making lynching a federal hate crime

This post was originally published on this siteThe House overwhelmingly passed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. Three Republicans voted against it: Roy, Massie and Clyde.     

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Senate passes bill to honor Emmett Till and his mother

Senate passes bill to honor Emmett Till and his mother

This post was originally published on this siteThe teenager’s mother insisted on an open casket to demonstrate the brutality of his killing, which galvanized the civil rights movement.

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