Anti-Lynching Apology Resolution
Senators announced a resolution they are sponsoring apologizing for the U.S. Senate’s refusal to pass anti-lynching legislation for… read more
Senators announced a resolution they are sponsoring apologizing for the U.S. Senate’s refusal to pass anti-lynching legislation for over a century. A photograph of a lynching victim was shown. They answered reporters' questions.
Also speaking were Mr. Wright, cousin of murder victim Emmett Till; Ms. Johnson, descendent of a lynching victim; Mr. Duster, great-grandson of early civil rights activist Ida B. Wells; Mr. Cameron, survivor of an attempted lynching; and Mr. Allen, author of Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- James Cameron Survivor
- Janet Langhart Cohen Spouse William S. Cohen
- Dan Duster Relative
- William J. Jefferson U.S. Representative [D] Louisiana
- Dovia Johnson Descendant
- John F. Kerry U.S. Senator [D] Massachusetts
- Mary Landrieu U.S. Senator [D] Louisiana
- Mark Pryor U.S. Senator [D] Arkansas
- Simeon Wright Relative
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