(September 2–September 6)
This chapter explores the impact of Carolyn Bryant’s involvement in the abduction and murder of Emmett Till. It notes that Carolyn Bryant was the woman that Emmett Till flirted with, which subsequently caused his subsequent abduction and murder by Carolyn’s husband Roy Bryant and his half-brother John William Milam. It explains that Mississippians valued white female beauty, adding that white men were extremely protective of it and even prone to punish black men who had come to appreciate it, which may have been the driving force behind the murder of Emmett Till.
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