Civil rights group calls for Carolyn Bryant Donham’s arrest over Emmett Till’s death

A civil rights group called ‘True Healing Under God’ is finally hoping to help Emmett Till’s family get justice for what happened to him

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — Sunday, August 28 marked the anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder.

He was just 14 when he was abducted, tortured and lynched in 1955 in Mississippi by Carolyn Bryant Donham’s husband and brother-in-law, after he allegedly whistled Donham.

“She was part of the plot, the plan and the plot to kill Emmett Till. 14 years old, I don’t know if he whistled, they said he whistled, maybe he stole candy. It does not justify the blood that was lost that day,” said civil rights activist John C. Barnett.

A civil rights group called “True Healing Under God” hopes to finally help Emmett Till’s family get justice for what happened to him.

Barnett says that just a few months ago, an unserved warrant for Donham was found in Mississippi during a search by the credit union’s family, prompting the group to wonder why she didn’t not been held responsible.

“That would be something that would bring peace to Emmett Till’s family. At least execute the warrant and you don’t want to charge him, too bad, but it’s murder,” Barnet added.

In August, a Mississippi grand jury declined to indict Donham for his involvement in her kidnapping and death.
Although the case is closed, the civil rights group says more needs to be done.
For some, the fight means everything.

“Emmet is gone. And no one else can defend it. I am. I am there for him. I represent my son. My son is 14 and he will not be an Emmett,” said activist Andrea Fennell.

According to Barnett, Donham’s last known location is in Bowling Green Kentucky.

On September 17, the group plans to confront her at her home, confront the one they label as the killer, call for her arrest, and demand answers.

“One word, why? That would be my question, why? Barnet added.

For more information about the group, you can text the Civil Rights Mobile Office number at 803-412-6854 or email them at: nancharlotte@yahoo.com

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