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By Jay Reeves, Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act became law on Tuesday, a bipartisan step towards acknowledging the history of racial violence in the United States. Amna Nawaz reports on the law's significance and what it took to get here.
By Amna Nawaz, Tess Conciatori, Tyriana Evans
Biden acknowledged the long delay, stressing how the violent deaths of Black Americans were used to intimidate them and prevent them from voting simply because of their skin color.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Healing wounds over and violence from years past can be an extremely difficult endeavor. South Africa's truth and reconciliation commission was the most famous attempt of its kind—but now, Maryland is the first U.S. state using the resolution model to…
By PBS NewsHour
More than 6,500 Black people were lynched in America between the end of the civil war in 1865 and 1950. These murders were carried out not only in the deep South, but in states like Maryland, which is now the…
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo and Brian Palmer, Retro Report
By Associated Press
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz marked the 100th anniversary of a painful chapter in Duluth history by visiting a memorial to three black men lynched by a white mob.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The Senate is at an impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime, and tempers boiled over on Thursday in an emotional debate cast against a backdrop of widespread protests over police treatment of…
By Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
History is so alive across Alabama that it doesn’t feel like history, it feels like now.
By Duarte Geraldino
About the only thing easy to find was the sense that something really bad happened here, something from which America can learn.
Lynchings -- unlawful executions used to terrorise and subdue black communities into passivity -- are perhaps one of the least discussed legacies of slavery and the Jim Crow South. A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, will commemorate victims of these…
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