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Emmett Till's cousin responds to Carolyn Bryant recanting story

Published Apr 27 2021 at 6:15 AM GMT
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  • In 1955, a 21-year-old white woman named Carolyn Bryant claimed a black teenager, Emmett Till, made sexual advances toward her.
  • That claim led to Till's kidnapping and death.
  • Now in historian Timothy Tyson's new book, "The Blood of Emmett Till," the author says Bryant has broken her silence for the first time to recant her story.
  • Till's cousin, Wheeler Parker Jr., responds to the shocking revelation.



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  • Published Apr 27, 2021 6:15 AM GMT