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[MS] TILL Mysteries


Did Emmett Till grab Carolyn Bryant inside her then-husband's grocery store? Ask her for a date? She testified that Till grabbed her and propositioned her, but Till's cousins who came inside the store says he never touched her and never said anything inappropriate.

Did Till wolf-whistle at her as she left? Some said he was whistling at a checkers move. Others said he was whistling to keep from stuttering. Still others said he indeed wolf-whistled at her.

How many people were involved in Till's killing? The two admitted killers, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, did not mention the involvement of others. A prosecution witness, Willie Reed, testified he saw three white men and two black men in a pickup with Till the morning he was beaten and killed. Some have said even more may have been involved.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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