Senate Approves Anti-lynching Bill Named After Emmett Till
March 8, 2022 11:00AM CST
A federal anti-lynching bill named after Emmett Till is headed to President Biden’s desk to sign. The Senate yesterday unanimously passed the measure, which would define lynching as a hate crime. Congressman Bobby Rush has championed the bill named after Till, a 14-year-old Black child from Chicago who was kidnapped, beaten, and brutally murdered in Mississippi by white supremacists in 1955.