By Dina Temple-Raston
An remarkable account of ways a small Texas city struggled to come back to grips with its racist previous within the aftermath of the brutal homicide of James Byrd, Jr.
On June 7, 1998, a forty-nine-year-old black guy named James Byrd, Jr., was once chained to the bumper of a truck and dragged 3 miles down a rustic highway by means of a trio of younger white males. It did not take lengthy for the citizens of Jasper, Texas, to profit concerning the homicide or to fret that the identify in their city might turn into the nation's shorthand for hate crimes.
From the preliminary research during the trials and their aftermath, A dying in Texas tells the tale of the notorious Byrd homicide as obvious during the eyes of enlightened Sheriff Billy Rowles. What he sees is a group pressured to confront not just a grisly crime but additionally antebellum traditions approximately race. Drawing on broad interviews with key avid gamers, journalist Dina Temple-Raston introduces a striking solid of characters, from the baby-faced killer, invoice King, to Joe Tonahill, Jasper's white patriarch who cannot comprehend the furor over the killing. there is additionally James Byrd, the hard-drinking sufferer along with his personal darkish prior; the prosecutor and protection lawyers; and invoice King's father, who's loss of life of a damaged middle as he awaits his son's execution.
Just as Bernard Lefkowitz pulled again the curtain on Glenridge, New Jersey, in his vintage paintings Our men, Temple-Raston is going backstage in Jasper, Texas, to inform the tale of a city the place racism and evil made itself at home
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