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

By: - March 30, 2022 2:49 pm
A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Aslip, Ill. Till was murdered in 1955 in Money, Miss. after claims he whistled at a white woman. His killing helped spark the U.S. civil rights movement. Scott Olson/Getty Images

A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Aslip, Ill. Till was murdered in 1955 in Money, Miss. after claims he whistled at a white woman. His killing 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.

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