Emmett Till Murder Trial Witness: I Lied

Emmett Till Murder Trial Witness: I Lied
The main witness in the 1955 trial of two white men who lynched black teenager Emmett Till after he allegedly whistled at a white woman recently confessed to having fabricated key parts of her testimony. According to Timothy Tyson, a Duke University senior research scholar, Carolyn Bryant Donham—who in 1955 was an attractive white mother of two—confessed in 2007 to having lied about Till having made verbal and physical advances at her. The allegations that he had done so were what led to the two men, including Donham’s then-husband, killing the young boy. “That part’s not true,” she told Tyson about such claims. She could not recall what happened the rest of the evening at the country store. The most famous account of their interaction included Till whistling at her, which also may not have ever happened as the boy had a lisp. The confession was revealed in Tyson’s new book, The Blood of Emmett Till.

One thought on “Emmett Till Murder Trial Witness: I Lied

  1. In my indeed not so humble opinion this Carolyn Bryant Donham should be forced to both pay full and complete compensation to the family of the murdered Emmet Till, and also be prosecuted for lying under oath, and subsequently put in prison for the rest of her miserable life!

    Yes indeed, then racism and segregation was widespread, and racial treatment was considered a normal practice, but a we all know, times have changed and people mostly have come to the conclusion that segregation is something that is utterly wrong, we all also know that what has happened in the past is being compensated, by serious apologies as well as financial compensation, and that is why I demand financial compensation for the family of the murdered Emmet Till and punishment for the one who triggered the murder!

    Ofcourse the ones who committed the murder must be punished, according to the laws now existing, meaning they minimally are locked up for life!

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