James Byrd Jr. Killed By White Supremacists
The morning of June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr. accepted a ride home from two white supremacists who drove him into the woods, beat him with a bat, chained him to the. back of their truck and dragged him for 3 miles. His remains were dropped off in front of a Black church. One of the murderers was sentenced to life and the other was given the death penalty.