S.Res.39 - A resolution apologizing to the victims of lynching and the descendants of those victims for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation.109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: S.Res.39 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Passed Senate without amendment (06/13/2005)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Declares that the Senate: (1) apologizes to the victims and survivors of lynching for its failure to enact anti-lynching legislation; (2) expresses its deepest sympathies and most solemn regrets to the descendants of such victims whose ancestors were deprived of life, human dignity, and the constitutional protections accorded all other U.S. citizens; and (3) remembers the history of lynching, to ensure that these personal tragedies will be neither forgotten nor repeated.