Rep. Cori Bush gave an impassioned speech about the history of the country on the House floor as a large photo depicting a lynching stood behind her. Bush launched into a history lesson for Republican policymakers who have been attempting to downplay the current and present displays of racism in the United States, The Independent reports.
“St Louis and I rise today because if America’s students are not taught the truth in school, we can at least make the House of Representatives their classroom,” the Missouri Democrat said.
If teaching the truth about Black history is being banned from schools, we can make the floor of the House of Representatives our classroom.
Here’s a Black history lesson for my colleagues and our country.
No matter how hard they try to deny it, this is American history. pic.twitter.com/rDgGsINg43
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) February 8, 2022