Woman Behind False Accusation in Emmett Till’s Lynching Case Dies at 88

Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman who accused Emmett Till of inappropriate behavior in 1955, has admitted to fabricating her testimony. Till, a 14-year-old African American boy, was brutally lynched by a group of white men after the accusation, which was later revealed to be false.

In a recently published book, Donham admits to lying about Till’s behavior and recants her testimony. The admission comes more than 60 years after Till’s murder and after years of speculation about the truth of her claims.

Till’s murder was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement, and his death helped galvanize support for the movement. The revelation that Donham’s testimony was false adds a new layer of complexity to the case and raises questions about the broader legacy of racial injustice in the United States.

The news of Donham’s admission has sparked renewed interest in Till’s story, with many calling for a reexamination of the case and a broader reckoning with the country’s history of racial violence and oppression.

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