Carolyn Bryant Outlived Emmett Till By 68 Years

The Woman Who Got Him Killed Lived A Long Life

William Spivey
Momentum
Published in
17 min readApr 28, 2023

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By Eames Heard — Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69325719

Emmett Till was fourteen when 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant accused him of flirting with her in 1955. Carolyn worked behind the counter of Bryant's Grocery & Meat Market, owned by her husband, Roy Bryant, in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till was visiting from Chicago, where he lived. His mother, Mamie, gave him…

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William Spivey
Momentum

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