. U.S. Ends Probe Into Emmett Till Lynching, Unable to Prove Witness Lied « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The U.S. government on Monday said it failed to prove a crucial witness lied 66 years ago in the lynching death of Black teen Emmett Till in Mississippi, closing without charges its probe into the killing that helped ignite the civil rights movement. The Justice Department had reopened its investigation into the case in 2018 after publication of the book “The Blood of Emmett Till” by Duke University Professor Timothy Tyson. In it, Tyson said Carolyn Bryant Donham, a white woman who testified at a 1955 trial that 14-year-old Till touched her and made sexual advances, had recanted to him in a 2008 interview and said parts of her testimony were not true.

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