White Woman Admits to Lying About Black Boy Flirting With Her

Emmett Till's brutal 1955 lynching at the hands of white men angered by his alleged flirting with a married white woman MS has remained one of the most chilling instances of racism in modern times. Tyson said the "case went a long way toward ruining her life", though the clear victor of the ruined life contest is the guy who was not only murdered at age 14, but so horrifically disfigured that his published autopsy photo "helped propel the American civil rights movement".

Regarding her statement that Emmett grabbed and verbally abused her, she simply said: 'That part's not true'.

The jurors in Till's case had no intention of convicting Bryant and Milam, two white men, for the vicious murder of a black child. Despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, it took an all-white jury an hour to declare the two not guilty in the slaying. According to an article by Vanity Fair, Carolyn Bryant Donham lied about Till's alleged conduct. Just three months ago, pictures of the bullet hole-riddle sign marking the place where Till's body was found was trending on Facebook and Twitter.

More than 60 years after the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, the woman who testified during his trial has admitted to perjury.

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In her evocative testimony she told the court that she couldn't bring herself the say the "unprintable" word he'd said to her - only that he told her he'd done "something" with white women before.

According to Vanity Fair, the now-82-year-old's whereabouts have been kept a secret by her family.

Donham claims she couldn't remember anymore the rest of their brief encounter.

The Blood of Emmett Till comes out next week. And, according to Vanity Fair, although several other authors have written about Emmett's story, no one, with the exception of Tyson, has ever had the opportunity to interview Donham.

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Bryant told her husband, Roy, about the incident.

He said Donham's views on race had changed over the years, along with much of the country's.

"Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him", Carolyn Bryant Donham is quoted as saying in "The Blood of Emmett Till" by author Timothy Tyson. She also expressed sympathy and "tender sorrow" for Mamie Till-Mobley and said she couldn't imagine the pain Mobley felt after losing Emmett until she lost one of her own sons.

Till's mother insisted on holding an open-casket funeral, leading images of the teen's disfigured face to spread across the country, galvanizing the Civil Rights movement.

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Down through the decades, Carolyn Bryant Donham (she would divorce, then marry twice more) was a mystery woman.


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