Posted on December 6, 2022

Emmett Till’s Relatives Lead Protest to Home of Woman Whose Accusations Led to His Murder

Bevan Hurley, The Independent, December 4, 2022

Relatives of Emmett Till were among a dozen protesters who gathered to demand justice on Saturday at the Kentucky home of a woman whose accusations led to his murder.

The group called on law enforcement to arrest Carolyn Bryant, who claimed that the 14-year-old Till had whistled at her before he was murdered by her husband and his brother in Mississippi in 1955.

A recently unearthed arrest warrant for Ms Bryant that was never served led to renewed calls for her to be held accountable for Till’s murder.

In August, a grand jury declined to indict Ms Bryant for the crime {snip}

The group that gathered near her last known address in Bowling Green on Saturday called itself True Healing Under God, and including members of the Black Panthers and the Lion of Judah Armed Forces along with Till’s relatives, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.

“For hiding and concealing Carolyn Bryant how do you find the state of Kentucky?” protest organiser and civil rights activist John Barnett asked, according to footage from WKBO.

“Guilty,” the crowd responded.


Till’s cousin Priscilla Sterling told the Courier Journal that “justice was never served”.