Gordon Smith, the Other White Senator, Pt. 2

As of 8:59 a.m. EDT – June 16, 2005, the supporter list for Senate Resolution 36, apologizing for not passing federal anti-lynching legislation, has the names of 92 of 100 senators on it. Gordon Smith is finally there as a supporter.

The overwhelming majority of the senators on the support list are also designated as co-sponsors, a designation they apparently can get by “signing an oversized copy of the resolution that will be presented to the Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America exhibit, or otherwise communicating their support to our office.”

There are only 6 of the 92 supporters who are not co-sponsors. Gordon Smith (as of Monday morning) is one of them.