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Observer; Jasper, Tex., and the Ghosts of Lynchings Past
By BRENT STAPLES
The family of James Byrd Jr. got a measure of justice this week when one of the white supremacists who dragged Mr. Byrd to death behind a pickup truck was found guilty of first-degree murder in Jasper, Tex. Mr. Byrd had been beaten. But the prosecuti ...
February 25, 1999, Thursday
Editorial Desk , 654 words