The woman whose accusation led to Emmett Till's murder has now made a horrifying admission
The murder of Emmett Till is one of the most brutal and horrific examples of what racism in America really looks like. In 1955, 14-year-old Chicago-native Till, who was visiting family in Money, Mississippi, was murdered in an appallingly barbaric manner by Roy Bryant and his brother-in-law J.W. Milam, after being accused by Bryant’s wife Carolyn of grabbing her and making lewd comments at her. Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, chose to display her son’s shockingly disfigured corpse to the world. The photo of Till’s mutilated face became one of the most infamous symbols of white supremacist terror in American history.