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To: US Congress, Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and ​District Attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court District of Mississippi, W. Dewayne Richardson

Charge only surviving accomplice in 65 year old Emmett Till open murder case now!

Charge only surviving accomplice in 65 year old Emmett Till open murder case now!

To bring truth, justice and long overdue closure to this historic case, the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF), its supporters and family members of Emmett Till are demanding that:

1. DOJ/FBI completes its investigation with a status report with full accounting of its findings of the case to the Till Family.

2. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and District Attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court District of Mississippi, W. Dewayne Richardson ​move the case forward with appropriate charges and an indictment of any known accomplice.

3. Carolyn Bryant Donham, as a recognized accomplice, be charged with murder immediately.

4. An official apology to the Till Family from the Federal Government, Department of Justice, the State of Mississippi and local law enforcement for the human rights violation, wrongful death, kidnapping and lynching of Emmett Louis Till, and for the miscarriage and obstruction of justice in the 1955 trial.

Why is this important?

Emmett Till was murdered 65 years ago. At only 14 years old, he was kidnapped, brutally tortured, lynched and killed during a racially-motivated hate crime that ultimately helped launch the modern day civil rights movement.

The past is not past​. The specter of this devastating crime remains ever-present through modern day racially motivated murders. The burdens borne by families such as Emmett's (Thelma Wright Edwards and Deborah Watts), George Floyd’s (Philonise and LaTonya Floyd) Ahmaud Arbery’s (Wanda Cooper Jones and Marcus Arbery Sr.), Trayvon Martin’s (Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin), Jordan Davis’ (Lucy McBath and Ron Davis), Eric Garner’s (Gwen Carr), Breonna Taylor’s (Tamika Palmer) and many others force them to speak up loudly, demand justice and take action when others won’t.

Family members of Emmett Till urgently need your help​. ​Emmett’s case remains open and active​, appearing on the Department of Justice Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes cold case list. The case was reactivated in 2017 when the ​only known accomplice, Carolyn Bryant Donham - who is still alive and now well into her 80s ​- appeared to admit to an author of a book about Emmett Till and his case, that she lied to her husband, and during Emmett’s murder trial, by falsely claiming that Emmett made sexual advances and physically touched her. Carolyn Bryant Donham’s false claim and involvement are the actions that began the tragic chain of events leading to Emmett’s murder.

Thank you for your support to help bring truth, justice and closure to the
Emmett Till murder case.

Amplify your impact on behalf the Emmett Till case:
● Tweet the President @DonaldTrump and demand #JusticeForEmmettTill
● Tweet DOJ and US Attorney General William Barr @TheJusticeDept and demand #JusticeForEmmettTill
● Tweet and call Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch @lynnfitchag; 601.359.3680 demand #JusticeForEmmettTill
● Email and call District Attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court District of Mississippi, W. Dewayne Richardson; 662.378.2105 demand #JusticeForEmmettTill

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How it will be delivered

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Reasons for signing

  • We can't move forward until the past crimes have been settled with true justice
  • Proof that Mississippi is STILL led by racist, cousin touching, ignorant officials and politicians. These hicks won’t prosecute this in their own? A petition shouldn’t have to be created.
  • Black lives matter too! We have to stand together for change! Justice for Emmitt Till!!


2020-10-05 10:44:19 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-09-02 13:07:02 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-07-25 23:14:24 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-25 14:20:48 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-07-24 08:30:42 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-07-23 18:41:23 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-07-22 11:13:41 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-07-21 14:02:19 -0400

Thank You—Now Take the Next Step!

Family members of Emmett Till continue the fight for justice not only for Emmett, but also for families of those who are victims of racially motivated murders, through the work of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation. The Foundation depends on contributions from supporters like you.

After signing the Petition please make a donation today to help advocate and support the Victims of Racially Motivated Violence and Murder Act (VRMMA), legislation that empowers, heals and repairs the lives of the families of civil rights era killings and those still occurring today. The Foundation also works to preserve and honor the memory and legacy of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till Mobley, by educating communities about Emmett and the era of hatred, terror and violence that stole the lives of so many.

Click here to donate and support the important work of the ETLF.

2020-07-19 20:43:21 -0400

10 signatures reached