Activists call for arrest of Carolyn Donham who was allegedly in on the murder of Emmett Till

National Civil Rights Activist John C. Barnett and other local activists traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina to hold a press conference demanding the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham.

An unserved warrant was found last week in a Mississippi courthouse charging Donham in the 1955 kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till.

The group of activists traveled to Raleigh and hosted the rally in front of the district attorney’s office to demand justice for Till and his family.

Donham’s husband and his half-brother allegedly killed the boy after Till allegedly whistled at Donham in 1955.

Evidence indicates a woman, possibly Donham, identified Till to the men. Barnett said, “We want her arrested. That’s our goal today – that they work in unison with Mississippi. Mississippi we’re asking you to execute the warrant. Execute the warrant so that they can come to Raleigh or Raleigh will transfer her back to Mississippi so that at least the family of Emmett Till can get some justice.”

While both men were named in the same warrant that accused of Donham of kidnapping, authorities did not purse the case following their acquittal.

The men were acquitted by a jury, but later admitted to the killing.

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