Saturday, June 21, 2008

June 21: Byrd: The Life and Tragic Death of James Byrd Jr.

posted by Free Press Houston @ 9:45 AM

This moving documentary portrays the life of James Byrd who was dragged three miles to his death in Jasper, Texas nearly ten years ago. Features interviews with Dick Gregory, Martin Luther King III, and Susan Sarandon. Sister Helen Prejean, Rev. Jew Don Boney and members of the Byrd Family make guest appearances in the documentary. Running Time 40 minutes.

Produced by filmmakers Elijah "Ricky" Jason, Micki Dickoff and Eric "Spurgen" Brown. Ricky Jason will attend the screening at Rice University and speak about the film. Local activist Dave Atwood will comment on the impact of Byrd's death on Texas.

Rice University Media Center Entrance 8, Rice University
June 21, 2008 7pm


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