Anti-Lynching Legislation Archives

Biden signs into law bill making lynching a federal hate crime

April 7, 2022

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that makes lynching a federal hate crime, acknowledging how racial violence has left a lasting scar on the nation and asserting that these crimes are not a relic of a bygone era. At a White House Rose Garden signing ceremony, the President… [Read More]

Senate passes anti-lynching bill in renewed effort to make it a federal hate crime

February 21, 2019

Two competitors for the 2020 Democratic nomination joined forces Thursday, February 14, 2019 in a renewed effort to pass their anti-lynching legislation. The Senate passed the legislation from California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott last year, but the House never took up the… [Read More]