HOUSTON Saturday will mark the tenth anniversary of when three white men in Jasper wrapped a chain around Byrd and dragged him with a pickup truck. Two of the men were sentenced to death. The third received life. The case also led Texas to pass a hate crime law.
The Center for Healing Racism and the Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing will hold a tribute today at the Cullen Oaks Community Center on Cullen. It gets underway at 7pm.
Byrd's family will also be in attendance.
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