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Whether it was due to the urgency of the war or whether it was simply business as usual on Capitol hill, who knows - but ever since he came to Washington in 1929 Representative Joseph Gavagan (D., NYC: pictured above 1892 1968) tried numerous times to get his anti-lynching legislation through Congress. In April of 1937 he succeeded in getting one of his anti-lynching bills passed (see below) - but the Southern Democrats saw to it that he wouldn't get an encore performance in '42; this was his last attempt, he retired from the House that same year.

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Anti-Lynching Legislation Shelved (<i>PM</i>  Tabloid, 1942)

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