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James Byrd Jr. Retrospective

  • James Byrd Jr. Story - Spring 1999 EventsJames Byrd Jr. Story - Spring 1999 EventsMore>>

  • King’s Lawyers Want Out

    King’s Lawyers Want Out

    On January 7, 1999, 2 of William King's lawyers filed a motion asking that they be allowed to withdraw from the case. The lawyers, Sonny Cribbs and Brack Jones Junior said that their client refused toMore >>
  • Racist Fence Comes Down

    Racist Fence Comes Down

    On January 21, 1999, an iron fence that divided the graves of Blacks and those of Whites was torn down. It stood at the Texas Cemetery for over 160 years in Jasper. It is the cemetery where James ByrdMore >>
  • James Byrd Jr. Act

    James Byrd Jr. Act

    On January 26, 1999, State Senator Rodney Ellis filled a proposal to strengthen the Texas Hate Crime Law. The James Byrd Jr. Act would define a hate crime as any offense motivated by race, disability,More >>
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