Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, making lynching a federal hate crime.
“The bill is named after Till, a 14-year-old Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and shot in the head in 1955 after a white woman, Carolyn Bryant Donham, said he whistled at her and touched her in a Mississippi store.” NBC News reported.
Biden delivered remarks after signing the Emmett Till Antilynching Act.
“No federal law, no federal law, expressly prohibited lynching—none—until today,” Biden said.
President Biden on signing the ‘Emmett Till Antilynching Act’: “No federal law, no federal law, expressly prohibited lynching—none—until today.” pic.twitter.com/cgfY5MZ7cp
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