The author of the scandalous book is trying to protect the woman whose words led to the death of Emmett Till.
Many of us have recently found out some shocking true concerning the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till: his main accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham, lied about the alleged sexual harassment which cost the young Black man his life. Now we have some time to go deeper into how the story is presented.
After lying to the court in 1955, Donham lied to FBI officials again when Till’s case was reopened in 2004.
Later Donham shared the truth with Timothy B. Tyson, the author of “The Blood of Emmett Till” (2017) as it was too hard for her to bear the burden of guilt. Maybe that is the reason Tyson decided to do his best to protect this monstrous liar whose cruelty led to Till’s death. Many readers fascinated by the scandal do not pay attention to the fact that the author describes Donham as a lovely white woman who was a victim herself.
This image is deceitful and it’s our duty to uncrown it. Remember that Carolyn Bryant Donham is still alive and Mamie Till Mobley died in 2003 without seeing justice done for her child.