One year after the production of Timothy B. Tyson’s, The Blood of Emmett Till, the federal investigation of the infamous murder of the 14-year-old black boy on account of two white men has been reopened.
Thursday, the Associated Press announced that, back in March of this current year, the Justice Department uncovered the reviving to Congress in a report and referred to “new information.” Exactly what that data is was not revealed. In The Blood of Emmett Till, it was found that Carolyn Donham had lied when she affirmed that Till bothered her with “verbal and physical advances” at a store in Mississippi in 1955. “That part’s not valid,” Donham was uncovered as conceding.
Because of Donham’s lies, Till abducted and mangled before being lethally shot and dumped in the Tallahatchie River. Despite the fact that white men J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant later admitted to ruthlessly killing Till in a Look magazine meet after they were cleared by an all-white jury. “I like n***** — in their place — I know how to work ’em,” Milam said at the time. “But I just decided it was time a few people got put on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*****s are gonna stay in their place.”
The report to Congress in March was sent as part of an annual update to lawmakers made possible due to a law bearing Till’s name.