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Carolyn Bryant Donham, Emmett Till's False Accuser, Dies at 88

The white woman who testified that a Black teenager named Emmett Till had made inappropriate approaches toward her, which led to his lynching and murder in Mississippi in 1955, has died.

According to a coroner's report, Carolyn Bryant Donham, 88, died while receiving hospice care in Louisiana.

A death record issued on Thursday, April 27, in the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office noted that Donham died in Westlake, Louisiana, two nights earlier.

Donham's false claims against Emmett Till set off a chain of events that sparked the modern civil rights movement.

After the teen's mother insisted his...

 

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