Organization Vows to Press Obama Administration to Pass Anti-Lynching Bill

One Million Strong To Crush Injustice is an organization that is dedicated to fighting against the lynching of innocent people in America, and is calling for the passage of Anti-Lynching legislation in Congress.

January 16, 2011 (FPRC) -- Frederick Jermaine Carter, a young Black man from Sunflower, MS, was found hanging from a tree in Greenwood, MS on the afternoon of Dec 3, 2010. Though his death was quickly dismissed as a suicide, many that knew him are convinced that he was lynched.

Outraged, members of the victims’ family, local officials, and members of the community at large are joining forces to fight for the passage of an Anti-Lynching Bill in Congress. Several attempts have been made in the past to call for the passage of anti-lynching legislation, but all previous attempts have thus far been unsuccessful. The drive for federal legislation that would condemn lynching had been abandoned in the 1920s after the defeat of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill.

From the years 1882-1968, there were a total of 4,743 lynchings in the United States. Of that number, 3,446 lynchings were of Black men and women. Most of the lynchings took place in the state of Mississippi, with 581 lynchings in that time period.

Despite the Civil Rights’ Movement, it is apparent that lynchings are still taking place today. The organization One Million Strong to Crush Injustice has created a petition at and is calling for signatures so that the petition can be presented to President Obama.

Additionally, One Million Strong to Crush Injustice is calling for 1,000,000 people to come together and rally in protest of this horrible crime. The March will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2011, in Greenwood, MS, on the anniversary of the death of Emmett Till.

For more information contact Landra Muhammad of One Million Strong To Crush Injustice  (

Keywords: lynching, Frederick Jermaine Carter, Emmett Till

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