Nearly 62 years ago, the Black community was devastated by the torturous murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till. While walking down the street in Mississippi, Till encountered a passing white woman, who in turn claimed that he assaulted her in her husband's store. Days later, her husband and brother-in-law beat Till within an inch of his life and then lynched him. Now, the woman has decided to finally admit that she fabricated the story, reported Vanity Fair.
Bryant alleged that Till used an “unprintable” to describe the fact that he had been “with white women before.”
However, in a new book titled The Blood of Emmett Till by author Timothy Tyson, Donham is quoted as saying, “Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him."
Additionally, Tyson, a Duke University senior research scholar, revealed that Donham admitted to fabricating her story when she met with him in 2007.
“That part’s not true,” she told Tyson in regards to her claim that Till made physical and graphic verbal advances.
Later on, the then 72-year-old explained that she could not remember the details of what else happened in the country store.
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