Friday, April 20, 2012

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 20

April 20, 1921 – “Legislature passed the Minnesota Lynching Bill, that stipulates a law enforcement officer can be removed from duty for not stopping a lynching and that damages can be recovered by the victim's family. It was authored by civic activist Nellie G. Francis in direct response to the Duluth lynchings of 1920.”

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