Book Discussion on A Death in Texas

Ms. Temple-Raston discussed her book, A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town’s Struggle for Redemption,… read more

Ms. Temple-Raston discussed her book, A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town’s Struggle for Redemption, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book tells the story of how the small town of Jasper, Texas, responded to the 1998 murder of citizen James Byrd, Jr., an African-American man. Three white men, two of them local, were convicted of the murder. Ms. Temple-Raston talked about black-white relations in Jasper and on the town’s efforts to deal with the flurry of national media attention that followed the murder. Her research was based on extensive interviews. After her presentation she answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on A Death in Texas

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Program ID:
168724-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 2002
Last Aired:
Apr 15, 2002

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  • Mar 03, 2002 | 9:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 03, 2002 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 2002 | 4:47pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2002 | 5:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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