Anne Branigin reports that the three African American Senators “Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a bill Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime. The bill is similar to one introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bobby Rush, Democratic congressman from Ill., which has 35 co-sponsors from the Congressional Black Caucus.” Sixteen other Senators are co-sponsoring the bill. Read Branigin’s report by clicking here.
Listen to NPR’s Robert Siegel discuss the history of efforts to pass anti-lynching legislation in Congress in 2005.
Read about the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice which opened on April 26, 2018.