Emmett Till Accuser Says She ‘Always Felt Like a Victim As Well


The white woman who accused Emmett Till of flirting with her, which caused him to be lynched in 1955, said she did not want him to be killed and tried to save him from the brutal slaying.

Carolyn Bryant Donham made the proclamation in an unpublished manuscript obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. The contents have been made public amid a push by Emmett’s family and supporters for authorities to arrest Donham on a kidnapping warrant unearthed in the basement of a Mississippi courthouse last month.

Emmett’s family said Donham should be held responsible for her role in his kidnapping and murder.

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