The Family of Lynching Victim Emmett Till seeking Murder Charge for his Accuser
In the case that sparked the civil rights movement, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago visited his uncle in Money, Mississippi when he entered a store in August of 1955. While at the store Till was said to have whistled at Mrs. Carolyn Bryant, the white store keeper that day.
In the early morning hours of August 28th, 1955 her husband Roy Bryant and his friend J.W. Milam would abduct Emmett Till from his uncles house.
Bryant and Milam would later torture, beat and shoot Till in the head. Tills face was disfigured from being beaten so badly that he couldn’t be identified.
Now family members of Emmett Till are seeking justice for his 1955 death and are seeking a murder charge for Carolyn Bryant who it was later found out falsely accused Emmitt Till. You can read more about this story at the link below.