Emmett Till’s relatives want the investigation into the teen’s 1955 lynching…

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Emmett Till’s relatives want the investigation into the teen’s 1955 lynching reopened.

Emmett Till’s relatives joined allies on Friday in urging authorities to reopen an inquiry into the 1955 lynching of the Black teenager and instead pursue Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white lady at the center of the case.

“We demand that Mississippi hold Carolyn Bryant Donna responsible for her role in Emmett Louis Till’s kidnapping and lynching.” Deborah Watts, Emmett’s cousin, remarked at a recent press conference.

“It’s critical that you understand that Emmett’s murder is still unsolved, and Carolyn Bryant is the final remaining accomplice in the case.”

Yes, she is still alive. She denies having changed her mind about Emmett making sexual attempts toward her… Her family still stands with the deception she told in 1955. Emmett died because she lied.”

After witnesses said Till whistled at a white woman in a store, he was kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. His assassination sent shockwaves across the country, galvanizing the civil rights movement.

J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant, two white men, admitted to torturing and killing 14-year-old Till. They even acknowledged shooting him and putting his body in the Tallahatchie River during an interview with Look magazine. The couple was acquitted by an all-white jury in typical American style.

After reopening the probe for the third time in 2017, the Justice Department stated in December that it was concluding its ongoing investigation into Till’s death.

On Monday, Congress gave final approval to legislation making lynching a federal hate crime for the first time, sending it to President Joe Biden.

The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which has been in the works for years, is one of more than 200 pieces of legislation introduced in the United States during the last century to prohibit lynching.