© 2022 WEAA
background_fid (2).jpg
Your Source for Cool Jazz and More THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
We Need Your Support! Please make a donation today to keep this community resource on the air. Donate today!

Justice Department closes investigation into the lynching of Emmett Till, legal expert weighs in

Screen Shot 2021-12-08 at 5.58.44 PM.png
Everett Collection/age fotostock

The Justice Department has closed its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till.

Officials reopened the investigation after a historian stated in a book that Carolyn Bryant Donham, a white woman, admitted she lied when she said Till grabbed her and made sexually suggestive remarks.

Federal officials said there was not enough evidence to pursue charges.

Sheryl Wood, former federal prosecutor, owner and founder of The Wood Law Firm joins Two Way Talk to provide insight into the investigation and why the case was closed.

Related Content