Senate Votes To Outlaw Lynching For The First Time In History
December 19, 2018

“In a historic vote, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday to make mob lynching a federal civil rights crime–after almost 200 failed attempts to pass anti-lynching legislation over a century.”

“The Senate’s three Black senators—Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California, New Jersey’s Cory Booker and Republican Sen. Tim Scott—introduced the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018 in June.”

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