Tuesday marked the seven-year anniversary of one of the most vicious hate crimes in our nation's history.
Community leaders and family members of James Byrd, Jr. had a service at the memorial park in Jasper. The park is named in his honor.
The 49-year-old man was chained to the back of a pick-up truck and dragged to his death in Jasper on June 7, 1998.
Two of the men convicted in Byrd's death are on death row, the third man is serving a life sentence.