BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-A group of protestors, demanding justice for the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi nearly 70 years ago, is on their way to south central Kentucky.
News 40 confirms that the white woman who accused the black teen of making advances towards her in 1955 is now living in Bowling Green.
89-year-old Carolyn Bryant Donham moved to Kentucky with her son this summer after an unserved arrest warrant… charging her with Till’s 1955 kidnapping… was found in the basement of a Mississippi courthouse.
In 1955 Donham’s then-husband, Roy Bryant, and J.W. Milam, were charged with the kidnapping and murder of Till… but acquitted by an all white jury.
Both men later admitted to the murder during a magazine interview.
Protest leaders are planning a rally Saturday at the Warren County Justice Center… but not all groups seeking justice agree with this course of action.
“The arrest warrant that was in the news most of last year comes through Mississippi. And Mississippi has chosen; their grand jury chose not to pursue that. So as far as my understanding is, that is not an active arrest warrant, so with that not being active we cannot do anything here in Kentucky to serve it,” said NAACP Bowling Green-Warren County President Ryan Dearbone.
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