On June 7, 1998 James Byrd, Jr. was murdered by three white men in Jasper, Texas.He was dragged behind a pickup truck and his body  dumped in front of a local black cemetery. The crime led to passage of  state and federal hate crimes laws.  Lawrence Brewer was executed for the murder on September 21, 2011 and John King remains on death row while appeals are pending. Shawn Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment. #TodayInBlackHistory

On June 7, 1998 James Byrd, Jr. was murdered by three white men in Jasper, Texas.He was dragged behind a pickup truck and his body dumped in front of a local black cemetery. The crime led to passage of state and federal hate crimes laws. Lawrence Brewer was executed for the murder on September 21, 2011 and John King remains on death row while appeals are pending. Shawn Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment. #TodayInBlackHistory

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On this day : Byrd: The Life & Tragic Death of James Byrd, Jr., http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IQGKUU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awd_iNISrb0VX63YQ

On this day : Byrd: The Life & Tragic Death of James Byrd, Jr., http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IQGKUU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awd_iNISrb0VX63YQ

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. #TodayInBlackHistory

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. #TodayInBlackHistory

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Sexmachine James Brown 1971 (+playlist) Woa! James Brown is awesome, hot and what a head of hair he has...Could get your fingers lost in it ;)

Sexmachine James Brown 1971 (+playlist) Woa! James Brown is awesome, hot and what a head of hair he has...Could get your fingers lost in it ;)

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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.

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Kelly Schneider pled guilty to committing a federal hate crime under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act for the 2016 brutal beating and murder of Steven Nelson.

Kelly Schneider pled guilty to committing a federal hate crime under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act for the 2016 brutal beating and murder of Steven Nelson.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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