On this Day in American History, April 24, 2019 – White supremacist killer of James Byrd Jr. Executed

Some say it was “one of the most notorious hate crimes of modern times.” James Byrd Jr., a 48 year old Black male, was targeted and murdered by white racists in 1998 in Jasper, Texas. They tied him to their 1982 Ford pickup truck and dragged him approximately three miles before dumping his body in front of an African-American Church.

For his crime, John William King, 44, was put to death by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. on April 24, 2019 at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville.

I just wonder if Donald Trump considers King one of the “good people.”

About ezwaters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on Amazon.com.
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