Woman at center of Emmett Till lynching admits she fabricated testimony

Tareq Haddad
Woman at center of Emmett Till lynching admits she fabricated testimony
Woman at center of Emmett Till lynching admits she fabricated testimony

Emmett Till's brutal lynching in 1955 was one of the darkest chapters in American history and one that symbolised the country's difficult relationship with race. The 14-year-old black boy from Chicago was visiting relatives in a small town in the Mississippi Delta when he was accused of wolf-whistling at a white woman. Now, over 60 years later, Carolyn Bryant – the woman at the heart of the alleged incident, who testified in court that she was grabbed and harassed by Till – has admitted she fabricated her testimony.