Historian Timothy Tyson has recently released his new book, The Blood of Emmett Till, centered around the brutal murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, as well as the racial tensions at the time. The book also unveils a shocking revelation: Carolyn Bryant, the white shopkeeper who testified that Till had made sexual advances, now says “that part’s not true.” Watch Soledad’s full interview with Tyson on researching the book and his conversation with Bryant.

Related Videos

  • What New Evidence Spurred the Reopening of Emmett Till Case?

    July 21, 2018

    What New Evidence Spurred the Reopening of Emmett Till Case?

    July 21, 2018

    The horrific murder of young Emmett Till in 1955 is widely considered the spark that ignit...

  • Revealing the Truth about Emmett Till

    February 11, 2017

    Revealing the Truth about Emmett Till

    February 11, 2017

    Nearly 60 years ago, Emmett Till was kidnapped, brutally beaten and left to drown in Missi...

  • An Overlooked Witness to Emmett Till’s Kidnapping

    February 11, 2017

    An Overlooked Witness to Emmett Till’s Kidnapping

    February 11, 2017

    The horrific murder of young Emmett Till in 1955 spurred national outrage. The 14-year-old...

  • An Unlikely Bond Between Chicago Teens from Rival Neighborhoods

    November 29, 2020

    An Unlikely Bond Between Chicago Teens from Rival Neighborhoods

    November 29, 2020

    In the late ‘90s, a group of teens from rival neighborhoods on Chicago’s West Side formed ...

  • Preview of “A Most Beautiful Thing”: An Unlikely Bond Between Chicago Teens from Rival Neighborhoods

    July 19, 2020

    Preview of “A Most Beautiful Thing”: An Unlikely Bond Between Chicago Teens from Rival Neighborhoods

    July 19, 2020

    In the late ‘90s, a group of teens from rival neighborhoods on Chicago’s West Side formed ...

  • Full Interview on “A Most Beautiful Thing”

    July 19, 2020

    Full Interview on “A Most Beautiful Thing”

    July 19, 2020

    The documentary “A Most Beautiful Thing” is ready to premiere at the end of this month. It...

  • October 26, 2019

    November 2, 2019

    October 26, 2019

    November 2, 2019

    This week on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien, our listening tour rolls into Chicago. A...

  • The politics of pot are changing with Illinois predicted to expunge an estimated 800,000 marijuana convictions

    October 26, 2019

    The politics of pot are changing with Illinois predicted to expunge an estimated 800,000 marijuana convictions

    October 26, 2019

    In January, Illinois will become the first state to legalize the possession and sale of ma...

Latest

  • July 24, 2021

    July 25, 2021

    July 24, 2021

    July 25, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we bring you the remarkable story of women raising ...

  • Vice President Harris on the Next Steps in the Fight over Voting Rights

    July 18, 2021

    Vice President Harris on the Next Steps in the Fight over Voting Rights

    July 18, 2021

    According to the Brennan Center for Justice, at least 17 states have passed laws...

  • Why Rising Waters Are Still A Concern Beyond the Coasts

    July 18, 2021

    Why Rising Waters Are Still A Concern Beyond the Coasts

    July 18, 2021

    The West and Southwest U.S. are facing a historic and deadly heatwave. This summ...

  • Trejo’s Memoir Shares His Crimes and Path to Redemption

    July 18, 2021

    Trejo’s Memoir Shares His Crimes and Path to Redemption

    July 18, 2021

    Actor Danny Trejo is one of America’s favorite bad guys, starring as the villain...

  • Debate over the Birth Date of the United States

    July 11, 2021

    Debate over the Birth Date of the United States

    July 11, 2021

    July 4, 1776 is accepted as the date the United States was born. But, some argue...

  • A Nation Built by Immigrants Who Feel Like They Don’t Belong

    July 11, 2021

    A Nation Built by Immigrants Who Feel Like They Don’t Belong

    July 11, 2021

    The debate over who counts as an American and who doesn’t is as old as the natio...

  • What Does it Mean to Be An American?

    July 11, 2021

    What Does it Mean to Be An American?

    July 11, 2021

    The American flag, and being an American, means something different to everyone....

  • Could Universal Basic Income Help Millions of Jobless Americans

    June 27, 2021

    Could Universal Basic Income Help Millions of Jobless Americans

    June 27, 2021

    Even before the pandemic, millions of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck...

  • Why Rising Waters Are Still A Concern Beyond the Coasts

    July 18, 2021

    Why Rising Waters Are Still A Concern Beyond the Coasts

    July 18, 2021

    The West and Southwest U.S. are facing a historic and deadly heatwave. This summ...

  • A Nation Built by Immigrants Who Feel Like They Don’t Belong

    July 11, 2021

    A Nation Built by Immigrants Who Feel Like They Don’t Belong

    July 11, 2021

    The debate over who counts as an American and who doesn’t is as old as the natio...

  • What Does it Mean to Be An American?

    July 11, 2021

    What Does it Mean to Be An American?

    July 11, 2021

    The American flag, and being an American, means something different to everyone....

  • How Urban Farms Are Changing the Landscape of Food Deserts

    June 27, 2021

    How Urban Farms Are Changing the Landscape of Food Deserts

    June 27, 2021

    More than 23 million Americans have to trek more than ten miles to get their nea...

  • How the Rainbow Flag Became the Global Symbol for LGBTQ Pride

    June 27, 2021

    How the Rainbow Flag Became the Global Symbol for LGBTQ Pride

    June 27, 2021

    Rainbow flags are flying high across the U.S., as millions celebrate Pride Month...

  • The Work of a Black Naturalist, One of the First Cicada Researchers, Mostly Overlooked

    June 20, 2021

    The Work of a Black Naturalist, One of the First Cicada Researchers, Mostly Overlooked

    June 20, 2021

    Over the last couple months, billions of buzzing cicadas have descended on more ...

  • How $300 a Month Could be A Lifeline for American Families

    June 13, 2021

    How $300 a Month Could be A Lifeline for American Families

    June 13, 2021

    One in seven children in the U.S. are living in poverty. But help could soon be ...

  • Delivering on Financial Aid for USPS

    June 13, 2021

    Delivering on Financial Aid for USPS

    June 13, 2021

    Congress could soon deliver on financial support for the U.S. Postal Service. A ...

  • July 24, 2021

    July 25, 2021

    July 24, 2021

    July 25, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we bring you the remarkable story of women raising ...

  • July 10, 2021

    July 11, 2021

    July 10, 2021

    July 11, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, we look at what it means to be an American. Corresp...

  • July 3, 2021

    July 4, 2021

    July 3, 2021

    July 4, 2021

    This weekend on Matter of Fact, a salute to the brave who put our country firs...

  • June 26, 2021

    June 27, 2021

    June 26, 2021

    June 27, 2021

    This week, we’re looking at discrimination against the LGBTQ community, especial...

  • June 19, 2021

    June 20, 2021

    June 19, 2021

    June 20, 2021

    One in five Americans rely on rural hospitals for health care services. This wee...

  • June 12, 2021

    June 13, 2021

    June 12, 2021

    June 13, 2021

    This week, we’re taking a closer look at child poverty in the U.S. Normally, par...

  • June 5, 2021

    June 6, 2021

    June 5, 2021

    June 6, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, correspondent Jessica Gomez shows us the remarkable...

  • May 29, 2021

    May 30, 2021

    May 29, 2021

    May 30, 2021

    A recent Pew Research study shows more young adults are living with their parent...