POV

Two Towns of Jasper

Season 15 Episode 12 | 1h 23m 41s

In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd, Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. In Two Towns Of Jasper, two film crews, one black and one white, set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the subsequent trials of the local men charged with the crime.

Aired: 01/22/03

Expired: 02/28/18

Rating: NR

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