Reprinted from The Journal of Negro History, Vol. L, No. 2, April, 1965.
|Statement||Robert L. Zangrando.|
|Series||Bobbs-Merrill reprint series in Black studies -- BC-331|
Storey revised his position in and from onward the NAACP supported Dyer’s anti-lynching legislation. The Dyer Bill was passed by the House of Representatives on the 26th of January , and was given a favorable report by the Senate Committee assigned to report on it in July , but its passage was halted by a filibuster in the. The NAACP Crusade Against Lynching, tax antilynching bill antilynching campaign April Association Association's Atlanta attorney black community Borah box A-1 chap Chicago civil rights cloture Committee conference Cong Congress congressional Connally copy Costigan Costigan-Wagner bill Defender Democratic drive Dyer bill Eleanor. The passage of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill in the House of Representatives this afternoon by a vote of to is one of the most significant steps ever taken in the history of America. For the Negro it means that continual agitation has at least been answered and the appeal of the colored man to Congress for relief from mob violence has at Author: Megan Ming Francis. Future battles to pass a federal anti-lynching bill would happen years later with Walter White leading the fight but following the plan that James Weldon Johnson had used. In the short run however this was the NAACP's first foray into national politics but it wouldn't be their last.
Anti-Lynching Bill In this letter, Congressman Leonidas C. Dyer (R-Missouri) invites the NAACP to support a new federal anti-lynching bill. Dyer, who served a largely black constituency in St. Louis, had tried to advance a bill in Congress since The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill was first introduced in by Representative Leonidas C. Dyer, a Republican from St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States House of Representatives as H.R. It was intended to establish lynching as a federal crime. The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill was re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on January These numbers seem large, but it is known that not all of the lynchings were ever recorded. Out of the 4, people lynched only 1, white people were lynched. That is only %. Many of the whites lynched were lynched for helping the black or being anti lynching and even for domestic crimes. Was lynching necessary? Sullivan, Patricia. "Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement." New York: The New Press, Zangrando, Robert L. "The NAACP and a Federal Antilynching Bill, –" The Journal of Negro History (): – Print.
The passage of anti-lynching legislation became one of the NAACP’s central goals. Although slow to join the cause because its leaders worried about the constitutionality of imposing such a federal law on the states, the NAACP eventually embraced the anti-lynching movement, using it to educate the often ambivalent white population and spur substantive tics supported the NAACP’s. JOURNAL HISTORY This issue was published in The Journal of Negro History (), which is continued by The Journal of African American History (present). Author of Civil rights and the Black American, The NAACP crusade against lynching, , The NAACP and a federal antilynching bill, , Civil Rights and the American Negro, Civil rights and the American Negro, Civil rights and the American Negro. Like James Weldon Johnson, L.C. Dyer, and other anti-lynching bill proponents in the s, the drafters of the Costigan-Wagner Bill believed culpability for lynchings lay at the feet of cooperative or indifferent local officials as well as the mob, and that fines levied against an entire county would motivate southern communities to stop.