Latest Emmett Till News

Troubling questions unresolved in latest end to Till case

Aug. 13, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

By her own telling, Mississippi authorities provided Carolyn Bryant Donham with preferential treatment rather than prosecution after her encounter with Emmett Till led to the lynching of the Black teenager in the summer of 1955. Instead of arresting Donham on a warrant that accused...

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Aug. 10, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After...

Grand jury declines to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till

Aug. 09, 2022 14:17 PM EDT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Grand jury declines to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till.

Parkland trial a rare, curtailed look at mass shooting gore

Jul. 31, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Few Americans outside law enforcement and government ever see the most graphic videos or photos from the nation's worst mass shootings — in most states, such evidence is only displayed at trial and most such killers die during or immediately after their attacks....

Emmett Till's house, Black sites to get landmarks funds

Jul. 19, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Emmett Till left his mother's house on Chicago's South Side in 1955 to visit relatives in Mississippi, where the Black teenager was abducted and brutally slain for reportedly whistling at a white woman. A cultural preservation organization announced Tuesday that the...

Mississippi AG: No prosecution plan in Emmett Till lynching

Jul. 15, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top legal official has no plan to prosecute the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, an aide said Friday following revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and a newly revealed memoir by the...

Emmett Till accuser, in memoir, denies wanting teen killed

Jul. 14, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The white woman who accused Black teenager Emmett Till of making improper advances before he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 says she neither identified him to the killers nor wanted him murdered. In an unpublished memoir obtained by The Associated Press,...

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest

Jun. 29, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 16, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. June 12, 2022. Editorial: Booker’s race-baiting ad disgusting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker of Kentucky has proven time and time again that he is too woke for Kentucky. Booker was elected in the May primary...

Civil rights advocate Xernona Clayton is still 'fearless'

Jun. 08, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A key aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who helped sustain the civil rights movement in the 1960s says she’s deeply saddened by the hate crimes seeking to terrorize people across America. But Xernona Clayton has been working for racial harmony since the...