Woman at center of Emmett Till case tells author she fabricated testimony
Carolyn Bryant disappeared from public view after alleging Till harassed her in a grocery store. Sixty-two years later, it has emerged her story was not true.
Rory Carroll Last modified on Monday 6 February 2017 14.00 GMT
It was the lynching that outraged African Americans, spurred the civil rights movement and etched the victim’s name in history: Emmett Till.
The 14-year-old Chicagoan was visiting relatives in the cotton country of the Mississippi delta on 24 August 1955 when he allegedly wolf-whistled at a white woman. [Read more]