By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Emmett Till Antilynching Act goes before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Congress has yet to make lynching a federal hate crime.

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Chicago teen Emmett Till was tortured and killed after supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi in 1955.

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The case was reopened four years ago after a book claimed the woman recanted her story. Federal investigators couldn’t confirm if that was true.

An all-white jury acquitted the two white men — who later confessed.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff