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Byrd, James, Jr. (1949–1998)

  • By: Lorenzo M. Boyd
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

James Byrd, Jr., was an African American man who, on June 7, 1998, in the small segregated east Texas town of Jasper, was brutally dragged to his death after being chained by the ankles to the back of a pickup truck by ...

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