President Biden expected to sign Emmett Till anti-lynching bill into law
President Biden is set to sign a new law Tuesday that makes lynching a federal hate crime, with sentences of up to 30 years.
Ersula Ore, associate professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric at Arizona State University, and Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, discuss the history of racial terror lynchings and the significance of the new law.
This article was originally published on WBUR.org.
Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.