Federal Antilynching Bill

   Drafted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1933 in response to the increasing number of lynchings after 1930, and presented by Republican congressman Edward Costigan from Colorado and Senator Robert Wagner, the bill failed in 1934. It was reintroduced in 1935 following the widely publicized lynching of Rubin Stacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in July. In the face of southern opposition, and lacking the support of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who did not wish to jeopardize other reform measures, pressure in support of the bill decreased, and it was abandoned in 1938.
   See also Antilynching Bill.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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