Posted on July 16, 2022 at 7:57 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
News broke earlier this week that the woman Emmett Till was alleged to have harassed has written a memoir.
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting was first to report the news, and the Associated Press subsequently obtained a copy of Carolyn Bryant Donham's I Am More Than A Wolf Whistle.
It's believed to have been written by a daughter-in-law.
Donham claims in the manuscript, which was provided to the FBI during its recent investigation into Till's horrific death, that she tried to help prevent Till's death and that she has also felt like a victim in the incident.
Historian and author Timothy Tyson interviewed Donham years ago and learned about the manuscript then.
He said he decided to make the news about her memoir public following the recent discovery of a never-served arrest warrant for kidnapping against Donham.
An FBI agent who investigated the case more than fifteen years ago told the AP that the memoir contains a number of statements that contradict what Donham has said publicly for years.
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