On June 7, 1998 James Byrd was killed in Jasper TX when he was picked up while hitch-hiking by Shawn Berry, Lawrence Brewer (pictured), and John King. He was beaten and chained behind their pick-up truck and dragged for three miles. Brewer was executed in September 2011; King is currently on death row and Berry is serving life without parole.  Racist Murder Of James Byrd Jr. Took Place On This Day In 1998

On June 1998 James Byrd was killed in Jasper TX when he was picked up while…

Murder, the Media, and the Politics of Public Feelings: Remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.

Murder, the Media, and the Politics of Public Feelings: Remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. (Paperback)

Murder, the Media, and the Politics of Public Feelings: Remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.

June 7, 1998: James Byrd, Jr., of Texas is Killed by White Supremacists | Black Then

, of Texas is Killed by White Supremacists

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr. was dragged to his death in Jasper. See photos from the infamous hate crime, as well as memorials, trials and the execution of one of his killers.

This week in history: Dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

On June James Byrd Jr. was dragged to his death in Jasper. See photos from the infamous hate crime, as well as memorials, trials and the execution of one of his killers.

John William King, White Supremacist  Sentenced To Death For The Dragging Death Of James Byrd Jr.

John William King, White Supremacist Sentenced To Death For The Dragging Death Of James Byrd Jr.

Shawn Berry White Supremacist Sentenced To Life For The Dragging Death Of James Byrd Jr. A Black Man

This week in history: Dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

On June James Byrd Jr. was dragged to his death in Jasper.

Wednesday night Lawrence Russell Brewer paid for the gruesome death of James Byrd Jr. with his life.

Wednesday night Lawrence Russell Brewer paid for the gruesome death of James Byrd Jr.

What happened to James Byrd? (Photo: AP / Byrd Family)

What happened to James Byrd?

The Life & Tragic Death of James Byrd, Jr.

The Life & Tragic Death of James Byrd, Jr.

Feb 23, 1999 A jury in Jasper, Texas, convicted white supremacist John William King of murder in the dragging death of an African-American man, James Byrd Jr.

Man Guilty of Murder in Texas Dragging Death

Feb 1999 A jury in Jasper, Texas, convicted white supremacist John William King of murder in the dragging death of an African-American man, James Byrd Jr.

President Obama with Louvon Harris, Betty Byrd Boatner, and Judy Shepard. President Obama Signed The Law Of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act October 22, 2009. Brought About Because Of Their Murders. Shepard Because He Was Gay And Byrd, Because He Was Black. The Measure Expands the 1969 U.S. Federal Hate-Crime Law.

President Obama with Louvon Harris, Betty Byrd Boatner, and Judy Shepard

Remembering James Byrd - MarchonWashington at 50 - Kiera for We Leave No One Behind

Remembering James Byrd - MarchonWashington at 50 - Kiera for We Leave No One Behind

Teach the hard lessons that came from the death of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.

Teach the hard lessons that came from the death of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.

James Byrd Gravesite

Grave of hate crime murder victim James Byrd, Jr. Killed by three white supremacists, buried in Jasper City, Texas

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