"Hate Crime" w/ Joyce King
On June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was walking home from a party when three white men in a pickup truck offered him a ride. They drove Byrd out to a lonely country road, tied him to a logging chain, and dragged him three miles to his death.
Joyce King, an award-winning journalist and native Texan, was assigned to cover the story, which drew international media headlines. In Hate Crime she provides a chilling re-creation of the slaying and the subsequent trials.
As the 20th anniversary of the crime nears, Joyce King hopes people will join the 1 Million Readers Campaign to share a journey to justice with world citizens who have the courage to read, buy, gift, or listen to Hate Crime - a book that was judged more for its cover than its content.
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