White Woman At Center Of 1955 Murder Of Teen Emmitt Till Dies

  • The white woman at the center of the Emmett Till saga, Carolyn Bryant Donham, has died.
  • Megan LeBoeuf, chief investigator for the Calcasieu Parish coroner’s office, confirmed Donham’s death. The 88-year-old was suffering from cancer and was receiving end-of-life hospice care.
  • In August 1955, Till had barely turned 14 when he visited his Mississippi relatives from Chicago, only to be beaten and shot to death after he reportedly wolf-whistled at Donham at a store in Money.
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