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The Lynching of James Byrd Jr‪.‬ Nightmare Somewhere - True Crime Podcast

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Jasper, Texas - 1998. Moments before James Byrd Jr. accepted a lift home he had been sitting on his parents porch bouncing his granddaughter on his knee. Soon, the world would come to know him as the victim of an unspeakable hate crime. * Hundreds of articles have been written on this case and many of the more minor details differ between these resources. I have done my best to only include information that is corroborated. The Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing: http://www.thebyrdfoundation.org/event-news/4594297384

Links and References for episode:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-jun-14-mn-59975-story.html

https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/james-byrd-jr

https://newsone.com/2019388/james-byrd-jr-murdered/

https://www.newsweek.com/james-byrd-jr-lynching-texas-death-row-execution-1394474

https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Family-of-James-Byrd-Jr-gathers-on-20th-12976250.php

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/jasper/

https://www.fox26houston.com/news/timeline-of-events-since-death-of-james-byrd-jr

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/jasper/trial021699.htm

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1999-01-26-9901260220-story.html

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/james-byrd-jr-john-william-king-and-the-history-of-american-lynching/

https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Jasper-awaits-execution-of-James-Byrd-slayer-13783843.php

https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/texas-executes-white-racist-for-dragging-a-black-man-to-his-death-20190425-p51h6f.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/james-byrd-jr-john-william-king.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/23/james-byrd-jr-hate-crime-texas-execution-huntstville/3553297002/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-william-king-execution-texas-man-executed-today-dragging-james-byrd-jr-to-death-hate-crime-2019-04-24/

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/02/03/20-years-later-justice-for-the-lynching-of-james-byrd-jr-might-finally-be-complete/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/04/25/james-byrd-jr-killer-john-william-king-executed-texas-hate-crime/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48040916

https://www.britannica.com/event/murder-of-James-Byrd-Jr

Dennis Rodman’s Autobiography
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=ciJrCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA160&lpg=PA160&dq=did+rodman+pay+for+james+byrd+jr+funeral&source=bl&ots=QZGcDEd4i_&sig=ACfU3U0YtqU4I6Q5SwzED4RhQfMMthNXFA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwicnefNg-znAhWx_XMBHWwMAwcQ6AEwEXoECA0QAQ#v=onepage&q=did%20rodman%20pay%20for%20james%20byrd%20jr%20funeral&f=false

Jasper, Texas - 1998. Moments before James Byrd Jr. accepted a lift home he had been sitting on his parents porch bouncing his granddaughter on his knee. Soon, the world would come to know him as the victim of an unspeakable hate crime. * Hundreds of articles have been written on this case and many of the more minor details differ between these resources. I have done my best to only include information that is corroborated. The Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing: http://www.thebyrdfoundation.org/event-news/4594297384

Links and References for episode:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-jun-14-mn-59975-story.html

https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/james-byrd-jr

https://newsone.com/2019388/james-byrd-jr-murdered/

https://www.newsweek.com/james-byrd-jr-lynching-texas-death-row-execution-1394474

https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Family-of-James-Byrd-Jr-gathers-on-20th-12976250.php

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/jasper/

https://www.fox26houston.com/news/timeline-of-events-since-death-of-james-byrd-jr

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/jasper/trial021699.htm

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1999-01-26-9901260220-story.html

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/james-byrd-jr-john-william-king-and-the-history-of-american-lynching/

https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Jasper-awaits-execution-of-James-Byrd-slayer-13783843.php

https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/texas-executes-white-racist-for-dragging-a-black-man-to-his-death-20190425-p51h6f.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/james-byrd-jr-john-william-king.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/23/james-byrd-jr-hate-crime-texas-execution-huntstville/3553297002/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-william-king-execution-texas-man-executed-today-dragging-james-byrd-jr-to-death-hate-crime-2019-04-24/

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/02/03/20-years-later-justice-for-the-lynching-of-james-byrd-jr-might-finally-be-complete/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/04/25/james-byrd-jr-killer-john-william-king-executed-texas-hate-crime/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48040916

https://www.britannica.com/event/murder-of-James-Byrd-Jr

Dennis Rodman’s Autobiography
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=ciJrCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA160&lpg=PA160&dq=did+rodman+pay+for+james+byrd+jr+funeral&source=bl&ots=QZGcDEd4i_&sig=ACfU3U0YtqU4I6Q5SwzED4RhQfMMthNXFA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwicnefNg-znAhWx_XMBHWwMAwcQ6AEwEXoECA0QAQ#v=onepage&q=did%20rodman%20pay%20for%20james%20byrd%20jr%20funeral&f=false

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