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.