Emmett Till’s story revisited as key witness gave false testimony

Emmett Till’s story revisited as key witness gave false testimony

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Tim Tyson’s new book “The Blood OF Emmett Till” reveals that Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant recanted her statements nearly a decade ago. The murder of Emmett Till, at merely 14 years old, would later be recognized as the catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement. Carolyn Bryant, a white cashier, accused Till of making lewd advances tantamount to rape. In Tyson’s new book, he reveals that Bryant took it all back.

NEW YORK (AP) — The woman at the center of the trial of Emmett Till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.

Historian Timothy B. Tyson told The Associated Press on Saturday that Carolyn Donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. His book, “The Blood of Emmett Till,” comes out next…


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