The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Based on new information, the Justice Department is reopening the investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the African-American boy whose brutal killing by two white men in Mississippi became a galvanizing event that helped spark the civil rights…
Congress has sent legislation to President Barack Obama's desk that would continue reviews of racially motivated killings in the civil rights era that are now cold cases.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
"60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley died Wednesday night in a Manhattan hospital of complications resulting from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A pioneering black journalist, Bradley won 19 Emmys for his work.
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