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A death in Texas : a story of race, murder, and a small town's struggle for redemption

Author: Dina Temple-Raston
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Owl books edView all editions and formats
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On June 7, 1998, a trio of young white men chained a black man named James Byrd, Jr., to the bumper of a truck and dragged him three miles down a country road. From the initial investigation and through the trials and their aftermath, drawing on extensive interviews with key players, this book follows the turns of events through the eyes of Sheriff Billy Rowles and other townspeople trying to come to grips with the  Read more...
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Named Person: James Byrd, Jr.; James Byrd, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dina Temple-Raston
ISBN: 0805066527 9780805066524 0805072772 9780805072778
OCLC Number: 61146317
Description: 316 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Dante's inferno --
Jasper, Texas --
"Ain't nothing we can do" --
Young men, go home --
Joe tonahill's Texas --
Small conspiracies --
Outsiders come to Jasper --
Beneath the surface --
Hook, line, and sinker --
Blood in, blood out --
"My little town stood up" --
Death Town, U.S.A. --
More things change.
Responsibility: Dina Temple-Raston.

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On June 7, 1998, a trio of young white men chained a black man named James Byrd, Jr., to the bumper of a truck and dragged him three miles down a country road. From the initial investigation and through the trials and their aftermath, drawing on extensive interviews with key players, this book follows the turns of events through the eyes of Sheriff Billy Rowles and other townspeople trying to come to grips with the killing.--From publisher's description.

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