The report doesn't indicate what the new information might be. The government hasn't specified if any new charges will be added, or if the prosecution will bring a case to anyone involved. Emmett's death has been sighted as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
During the summer of 1955 Emmett Till was visiting his family in MS when the Chicago teen encountered a white woman at a store who claimed he whistled at her and touched her inappropriately. On Aug. 28, 1955, the woman's husband, Roy Bryant, and brother-in-law, J.W. Milam, kidnapped Till and killed him.
Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned over interview recordings and other research materials for his 2017 book on the 1955 case that shocked the nation and helped build momentum for the civil rights movement. The men later confessed to perpetrating the murder, but were never retried. The Justice Department, per AP, has not commented on the reopening of the investigation. The government has investigated 115 cases involving 128 victims under the "cold case" law named for Till, the report said.
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"We're talking 63 years of hoping that there would be justice for Emmett", Deborah Watts said. After they finished reportedly assaulting him, the two shot Emmett in the head and threw the teen's body - which had been tied to the cotton gin fan with barbed wire - into the river.
Till's remains were returned to Chicago where his mother insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket. The two men have since died, in 1994 and 1981, respectively. But Parker says the discussion likely occurred after the release of a book that raised questions about the Till case a year ago. Donham, then 21 years old and known as Carolyn Bryant, testified in 1955 as a prospective defense witness in the trial of Bryant and Milam. "Just what did he say when he grabbed your hand?" defense attorney Sidney Carlton asked, according to a trial transcript released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation a decade ago.
The Duke University scholar says he shared materials including recordings of 2008 interviews with a white woman, Carolyn Donham, acknowledging that she wasn't truthful when she testified that Till made sexual advances at a MS store in 1955.
Ms Bryant also said he told her "you don't need to be afraid of me", alleging he used an obscenity and mentioning something he had done "with white women before". In court, but without jurors present, she claimed that Emmett had made physical contact with her and spoken in crude, sexual language. But if something's out there, we want to know it, you know? When Donham had testified in the Till case she said that the teen Till grabbed her and verbally threatened her.