Antilynching Bill

   A bill to outlaw lynching was first introduced to Congress by Indiana Republican senator Leonidas Dyer and Republican congressman Charles Curtis of Kansas in 1921. It passed in the House of Representatives but failed to pass in the Senate in 1921 and 1923. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People drafted a new Federal Antilynching Bill in 1933, and it was presented to Congress by Democratic senators Edward P. Costigan from Colorado and Robert F. Wagner from New York. Having failed to make progress, it was reintroduced in 1935 and passed by the House in 1937 but abandoned following a filibuster in the Senate in 1938. Wagner and Republican congressman Joseph Gavagan from New York, introduced yet another bill in 1940, but it too met the same fate.

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