Emmett Till was lynched 65 years ago, but it has been only three since Carolyn Bryant Donham admitted that her lie got him killed. She copped to what, I’d wager, most black Americans had already figured when she gave a rare interview to Duke University professor Timothy B. Tyson, who was writing the latest volume about the 1955 lynching of the Chicago boy in Money, Mississippi. She had been 21 on the day that she claimed young Emmett committed the capital offense of making verbal and physical advances on her; he was only 14. Her brother and her then-husband, both since dead, then murdered Till.
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