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Two towns of Jasper

Author: Whitney DowMarco WilliamsJennifer LathamSteven MillerDanny BrightAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Two Tone Productions : Distributed by PBS Video, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up the the horror of a modern-day lynching. The filmmakers set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Named Person: James Byrd, Jr.; James Byrd, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Whitney Dow; Marco Williams; Jennifer Latham; Steven Miller; Danny Bright; Independent Television Service.; National Black Programming Consortium.; Two Tone Productions.; PBS Video.
ISBN: 0780642252 9780780642256
OCLC Number: 51733880
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Credits: Co-producers, Jennifer Latham and Steven Miller ; photographers, Steven Miller and Danny Bright.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Jasper
POV (Television program)
Responsibility: produced for the Independent Television Service in association with the National Black Programming Consortium ; directors and producers, Whitney Dow and Marco Williams.

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"In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up the the horror of a modern-day lynching. The filmmakers set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one thatasks how and why a crime like this could have occurred"

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