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Do You Remember James Byrd Jr.? on the next "Conversations Of A Sistah"

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It's a name that none of us should ever forget!

James Byrd Jr. was an African-American man whose racially motivated murder was so horrific in 1998 that it made national headlines and sparked legislative changes. ... James Byrd Jr. was born in Texas in 1949. ... And in 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law...

James Byrd Jr. Walking home from his parents’ house in the early morning hours of June 7, 1998, the 49-year-old Byrd accepted a ride home from three (allegedly drunk) white men: Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer and John William King. Byrd got in the bed of their pickup truck, but instead of taking him home, they drove him to a desolate area east of town, beat him severely, chained him to the back of the truck by his ankles and dragged him for more than three miles along an asphalt road.

Join me on "Conversations Of A Sistah" at 6:30 p.m. for my special guest Author "Joyce King" as I discuss with her HATE CRIME: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas as well as her new novel "EXONERATED" The story of a man who stood for something and the woman he loved…