Black and white photo of Mamie Bradley at her son Emmett Till's funeral (Emmett Till movie)
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Carolyn Bryant Donham Death Reopens Old Wounds From Emmett Till Case

Duvalier Malone reflects on the recent death of Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman whose accusations led to the kidnapping, beating and lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Money, Miss., in August 1955, writing that “her death reopens old wounds for the family and all of Black America simply because justice never came.”

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Louwanda Evans, Benjamin Soulsberry, Jessie Daniels

Jessie Daniels’ ‘Nice White Ladies’ Sparks Discussion about Race, Privilege in Jackson

In her 2021 book, “Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It,” Jessie Daniels, a sociology professor at Hunter College, City University of New York demythologizes her family’s own fabrication of whiteness and what it means to be considered—at least in appearance—a “nice, white lady.”

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