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Filmmaker Interviews

Whitney Dow and Marco Williams

In 1998, James Byrd Jr. was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to death in the town of Jasper, Texas. Filmmakers Whitney Dow and Marco Williams tell the story of what happened in the town in the aftermath of this modern-day lynching in Two Towns of Jasper. In this interview, they describe the circumstances of their filming and what became important to them as they watched the townspeople make decisions surrounding issues of race after this crime.

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