The two men who were tried and acquitted of killing Emmett Till in 1955 are both dead. Although the murder case and the trial made international headlines, by the time of their deaths, half-brothers John William, “J.W.” Milam, and Roy Bryant were mostly forgotten. Their deaths went unnoticed except for brief obituaries that their families placed in their local newspapers. No accompanying stories or news reports appeared. Click on the two links below to read the published obituaries of the two men, and to view photographs of their graves.


J.W. Milam

Roy Bryant