The Two Jaspers
Friday, January 24, 2003
In 1998, James Byrd Jr., an African American man, was chained to a truck and dragged to death by three white men in Jasper, Texas. This week, PBS revisited the racially-motivated murder by airing a documentary called "The Two Towns of Jasper." It's the product of a collaboration between two filmmakers - one white, and one African American - who interviewed town residents along racial lines. Brooke spoke to the filmmakers, Whitney Dow and Marco Williams, after the film played at Sundance last year.