Carolyn Bryant Donham

Carolyn Bryant Donham, who accused Black teenager Emmett Till of making improper advances before he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, has died in hospice care in Louisiana.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says that there’s no point in serving the warrant to the woman because a grand jury decided not to indict her.
Researchers found an unserved 1955 arrest warrant for Carolyn Bryant at a Mississippi courthouse in June.
The white woman whose accusations prompted the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till talks in a memoir about getting preferential treatment from Mississippi authorities after the killing.
The decision comes despite recent revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and the 87-year-old Carolyn Bryant Donham's unpublished memoir.
Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman who accused Till of improper advances, wrote in an unpublished memoir that she didn't want him murdered.
Carolyn Bryant Donham, who was at the center of the 1955 lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi, denies wanting him killed.
The unserved 1955 warrant would have charged a white woman for kidnapping Emmett Till.
The arrest warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham was discovered last week and Till's family wants her to be charged nearly 70 years later.
Till's relatives want authorities to prosecute a white woman at the center of the case from the very beginning.