Justice Department Announces Emmett Till’s Case Remains Open

Nicole Rojas
Sep 27, 2019 - 12:00
Justice Department

The federal government has closed its investigations into six civil rights cold cases, but will continue to investigate the horrific murder of Black teenager Emmett Till in 1955. The Department of Justice (DOJ) made the announcement in a report to Congress disclosing the civil rights investigations that are still active.  The investigation into Till’s death was relaunched after a book by Timothy B. Tyson revealed a key witness in the case had lied. Tyson’s The Blood of Emmett Till quoted Carolyn Donham, a white woman then known as Carolyn Bryant, admitting in...

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