BIRMINGHAM, Ala.| Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

12Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen.

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.

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