How old is Carolyn Bryant Donham now?


Carolyn Bryant Donham, How old is Carolyn Bryant Donham now?
Carolyn Bryant Donham

How old is Carolyn Bryant Donham now?

Carolyn Bryant Donham

Emmett Till protesters stormed an upscale living facility in search of the woman accused of staging a lynch mob with him after a 1955 arrest warrant was discovered in a Mississippi courthouse.

Carolyn Bryant Donham, now 80 years old, living in Raleigh, North Carolina, accused Till of whistling at her in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi, in 1955.

Emmett Till
Emmett Till

A week later, 14-year-old Till was kidnapped, tortured, shot dead and dumped in the Tallahatchie River, where his body was found swollen and mutilated three days later. His open coffin sent shockwaves across the country.

Donham’s husband, Roy Bryant, and half-brother, JW Milam, were arrested for his murder, but later acquitted. The couple eventually admitted guilt, but could not be prosecuted due to the double danger law.

Last week, an uncorroborated warrant for Donham’s arrest was found in the basement of a Mississippi courthouse, prompting Till’s family and activists once again to call for justice.

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