Emmett Till Accuser Dies In Louisiana

(Calcasieu Parish, LA) — The woman who accused Emmett Till of approaching her with unwanted advances has died in Louisiana. Carolyn Bryant Donham passed away at the age of 88 from cancer in Calcasieu Parish. Donham, who was white, accused Till, who was Black, told her husband and his half-brother about the incident. They would go on to torture and kill Till in Mississippi. Last year, an unserved warrant was found for Donham’s arrest from 1955, although the state’s attorney general would say there was no new evidence to pursue charges. Till had traveled from Chicago and was visiting family in Mississippi.

Carolyn Bryant Donham