Now that the world knows that the FBI is once again investigating the murder of Emmett Till, many have shared their personal opinions on how justice should be served.
After receiving a report in late March from the U.S. Justice Department with “new information,” Congress has decided to further investigate the circumstances around his killing.
Last year, more than 60 years after the death of Till, the woman who testified during his trial admitted to perjury. The Root reported that a book titled The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Tyson, a Duke University scholar, revealed that Carolyn Bryant Donham, now 72-years-old, admitted that she made false claims about Till during her testimony.
The two men responsible for killing Till, J.W. Milam and his half-brother Roy Bryant, were arrested after the murder. However, they were found not guilty after deliberation from an all-White, all-male jury.
Vanity Fair reports that during the trial, Donham testified that Till “grabbed her and verbally threatened her” and that she was “just scared to death.”
Although the Justice Department has not specified why they have re-opened the case, many are sure it has something to do with Donham and they want justice served. Most want her to go to prison.