side-banner

What is 'Emmett Till Antilynching Act', which makes lynching a hate crime in US?

Shortpedia

Content Team
Image Credit: zee news

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (March 30, 2022) signed into law to make lynching a hate crime in the country, after the Senate passed the bill earlier this month. "Over the years, several federal hate crime laws were enacted, including one I signed last year to combat Covid-19 hate crimes. But no federal law — no federal law expressly prohibited lynching. None. Until today," Biden said.