Biden signs law named for Emmett Till that makes lynching a federal hate crime

There have been more than 200 attempts to make lynching a federal hate crime in the U.S.

By: - March 29, 2022 5:24 pm
Emmett Till gravesite plaque

A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Aslip, Illinois. In 2005, the FBI exhumed the body of Till, whose 1955 murder in Money, Mississippi, helped spark the U.S. civil rights movement. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.