Wed – 2/26: “The past refuses to lie down quietly.” Ask your legislators to pass H.R. 35 – Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act.

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UPDATE: H.R. 35 was passed with a 410-4 majority, over 100 years after the first attempt. The four who actually voted against this bill:

History repeats: From 1922 – “The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, proposed by Missouri Republican Representative Leonidas C. Dyer, classified lynching as a federal felony, which would have given the federal government authority to prosecute lynching cases at a time when state and local authorities rarely did. Continue reading “Wed – 2/26: “The past refuses to lie down quietly.” Ask your legislators to pass H.R. 35 – Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act.”