House passes anti-lynching bill 65 years after the death of Emmett Till

The anti-lynching act seeks to make lynching a federal hate crime.
1:25 | 02/27/20

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Transcript for House passes anti-lynching bill 65 years after the death of Emmett Till
We sent a slow method. Then mountains. Race may mound and in front king. And known. Things. In American society. That was congressman Bobby Rush after the house passage of the Emmett Till anti lynching act which seeks to make lynching a federal hate crime for the first time. Let's take a look at the effort by the numbers of 410 to four house vote comes after nearly 200. Failed attempts in congress since 19100 to pass federal anti lynching legislation to address the nation's dark history of racial violence. It comes nearly 65 years after the death of the bill's namesake and until. A fourteen year old black teen from Chicago whose brutal 1950 find lynching law visiting family in Mississippi shocked the nation. According to the NAACP at least 4743. Lynchings occurred in the US from the 1880s and 1960s. Predominantly in the south and often as a means to terrorize black Americans by mobs of angry whites. With the perpetrators are rarely facing punishment. The national memorial for peace and justice open in 2018 a Montgomery Alabama featuring over. 806. Foot steel monuments to symbolize each county in the US. Where racial lynching has taken place the senate is expected to passing is house bill and send it to the president's desk by Friday. So can be signed into law before the end. A Black History Month.

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