02/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2020 18:46
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the House passage of H.R 35, The Emmett Till Antilynching Act.
'The practice of lynching in America remains a dark stain on our history,' said Larson. 'It is a disgrace that after thousands of tragic deaths lynching is still not a federal hate crime. Today we honor the memory of Emmett Till and all who were victims of this heinous act by categorizing it as a federal hate crime. I applaud the passage of this bill that has been long overdue.'