Michelle Obama Reacts To Anti-Lynching Law

Former First Lady Michelle Obama says new hate crime law will make U.S. “more just.”

Michelle Obama calls the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act “a chance to reckon with our history.” President Biden signed the measure into law Tuesday that designates lynching as a federal hate crime. The former First Lady wrote in a tweet that the law could allow the U.S. to “move in a new direction” that would make the country “safer and more just.” After being introduced over a century ago and failing to pass more than 200 times, Michelle Obama wrote that as a Black person, the landmark passage evokes many different emotions for her.