Context

Context of Antilynching and protection of civil rights : hearings before Subcommittee No. 3 of the Committee on the Judiciary, Eighty-first Congress, first and second sessions on H.R. 115, H.R. 155, H.R. 365, H.R. 385, H.R. 443, H.R. 788, H.R. 795, H.R. 1351, and H.R. 4683, for the better assurance of the protection of citizens of the United States and other persons within the several states from mob violence and lynching, and for other purposes : H.R. 2182 and H.R. 3553, to permit the prosecution of lynching in federal courts when the governor or attorney general of the state concerned lacks authority to direct the prosecution in state courts, or such prosecution is impaired by his refusal to do so : H.R. 4682, to provide means of further securing and protecting the civil rights of persons within the jurisdiction of the United States, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1949; January 17 and 24, 1950
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