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Mississippi grand jury declines to indict white woman whose accusations led to Emmett Till lynching

A Mississippi grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict an 88-year-old white woman whose accusations of sexual misconduct against Black teenager Emmett Till drove his infamous 1955 lynching.Jurors in Leflore County passed up on charging Carolyn Bryant Donham with manslaughter and kidnapping, despite newly uncovered evidence that changed the nature of the historic case.In June, a team of investigators, including members of Till’s family, discovered an unserved warrant for Ms Donham’s arrest buried in a courthouse basement. The documents charged her with aiding the kidnapping of the 14-year-old from the home of his relatives in Money, Mississippi. In an...
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2 killed in crash on I-55 in Copiah County

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Copiah County on Monday, August 8. According to MHP, the crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Crystal Springs. Investigators said a 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 37-year-old Adaiah Curry, of McComb, was traveling […]
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Leflore County Grand Jury Declines To Charge Carolyn Bryant Donham For Emmett Till Lynching

A Leflore County grand jury has yet again declined to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham for the 1955 abduction and lynching of Emmett Till, despite the discovery of an unserved arrest warrant in Donham’s name for kidnapping. The warrant dates back to the original investigation into the 14-year-old’s death, indicating that she was never arrested then.
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Emmett Till: Mississippi jury declines to indict accuser

A jury in Mississippi has declined to bring charges against the woman whose accusation led to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. Carolyn Bryant Donham, now 87, had faced potential charges of kidnapping and manslaughter of the black boy. But jurors said there was insufficient evidence to indict her. It...
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Emmett Till and the 1955 warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham's arrest

This month marks 67 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered and lynched, for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The Black teenager, who lived in Chicago, was on summer vacation in Money, Mississippi when it happened. Last week, outside the legislative building in Raleigh, a small group of activists,...
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Emmett Till and the 1955 warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham's arrest

This month marks 67 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered and lynched, for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The Black teenager, who lived in Chicago, was on summer vacation in Money, Mississippi when it happened. Last week, outside the legislative building in Raleigh, a small group of activists,...
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2004 SWAC Catcher of the Year catches life’s curveball; runs home in the 9th

Family donates his organs; a ‘no brainer,’ says his mother. It is a known fact that life will throw unexpected curveballs. On July 20, 2022, Rafiel Reshawn Johnson caught an unexpected curveball and then made a homerun. The 2004 SWAC Catcher of the Year and true-to-heart “Thee I Love” Jackson State University alumni succumbed in the comfort of his Atlanta home.
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Lexington, Mississippi has some important things in common with Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb that was exposed nationally for its discriminatory police practices in 2014. Lexington has a 79-17 percent Black to white population base, while Ferguson has a 67-29 Black/white ratio. White mayors and white police chiefs ruled Ferguson, as was the case in Lexington until recently. Black people just went about their lives as second-class citizens in both places, paying the recurring traffic fines and misdemeanor court penalties that never seemed to stop coming but were the lifeblood of the city finances.
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