Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Emmett Till Antilynching Act introduced by Illinois Representative Bobby Rush. If passed, the bill would make lynching a federal crime — a legislative task that’s been before Congress for over a hundred years.
Reset digs into the significance of the proposed bill, and what it’s taken to get to this point.
GUESTS: Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey
Amy Kate Bailey, sociology professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-author of Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence