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Monday, 31 December 2012

My Father Helped Kill Emmett Till: Healing from the Sins of Thy Father P...

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News interviewed The Honorable Mayor Johnny B. Thomas of Glendora, MS...Johnny B. Thomas is also the Executive Director of The Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center... Johnny B. Thomas comes clean about his father's (Henry Lee Loggins) involvement in the murder of Emmett Till and the effect it has had on him and members of his family...He also talks about the ongoing efforts that he helped initiate to heal from one of the most tragic and traumatic events in our nation's history...Henry Lee Loggins was the right hand man of J.W. Milam who was the half brother of Roy Bryant whose wife, Carolyn Bryant, Emmett Till allegedly and infamously wolf whistled at...It is said that maybe as many as 10-14 people were involved in the actual kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till...Henry Lee Loggins was kept in several jails in the area under a different name for 2-3 weeks by the area's White power structure to keep him from testifying in the Emmett Till murder trail...Johnny B. Thomas is also a cousin of the legendary Bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson...This interview takes place in March 2012 near the Black Bayou Bridge where on August 28, 1955, Emmett Till's body was thrown into The Black Bayou which leads to the Tallahatchie River where it was discovered three days later on August 31, 1955.

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