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  James Byrd, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Byrd was born and raised in Jasper, the third of seven children born to James and Stella Byrd.
Numerous aspects of the Byrd murder echo lynching traditions, including mutilation or decapitation, and revelry, such as a barbecue or a picnic, during or after.
Byrd's murder was strongly condemned by Jesse Jackson and the Martin Luther King Center as an act of vicious racism and focused national attention on the prevalence of white supremacist prison gangs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Byrd,_Jr.   (778 words)

 James Byrd Biography
James Byrd got his first real guitar when he was 9, but was not serious until September 18th, 1970 (the day Jimi Hendrix died).
James started his own 'Byrd Guitars' company in 1999, The Super Avianti is a bold and exciting new instrument entirely hand built by James, for more details see the Byrd Guitars homepage.
James solo is one of the most unique on the entire double cd with his tone and style being instantly recognisable.
www.geocities.com /strat110/bio.html   (1150 words)

 Senator and Mrs. Byrd: A True West Virginia Love Story
Byrd said of his wife on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary in 2002: "Erma and I are complete and whole, a total that is more than the sum of its parts.
Byrd received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, and the Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies on the University’s campus was dedicated.
Byrd was named Mother of the Year by the Thunder on the Tygart Foundation, and received her award at the Birthplace of Anna Jarvis, whose life work inspired Mother’s Day.
byrd.senate.gov /erma_byrd.html   (924 words)

Byrd's torso was found at the edge of a paved road, his head and an arm in a ditch about a mile away, according to an affidavit.
Byrd was the third of eight children of Stella Byrd, a Sunday school teacher, and James Byrd Sr., a dry cleaner.
Byrd had entered the pantheon of the nation's racial martyrs and victims, and he proposed that the town of Jasper erect a monument in his memory as a tangible protest against hate crimes.
shs.westport.k12.ct.us /jwb/HonorsUS/20thCRace/JByrd.htm   (2751 words)

 Salon.com Politics | Bush angers slain man's family
"James Byrd was singled out because of his race in Texas, and other Americans have been singled out because of their race or ethnicity," Gore said, referring to the death of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to a truck and dragged three miles to his death in June 1998 at age 49.
Byrd's sister Harris was offended, however, that Bush acted as if he had much to do with the swift, Texas-style prosecution the killers went through.
Members of the Byrd family think that Bush was indifferent and duplicitous in their time of grief; cold and callous during their efforts to pass a law so that, in their minds, James Byrd Jr.
archive.salon.com /politics/feature/2000/10/16/byrds/print.html   (2486 words)

 The murder of James Byrd, Jr. - Racial violence and the social forces in America that fuel it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
James Byrd, Jr., 49, was beaten unconscious, chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged for miles over rural roads outside the town of Jasper.
A handful of middle class fls may hold privileged positions, and legal segregation may be banned, but it is still the case that a fl man is in danger of being beaten and murdered because of the color of his skin.
This increasing brutalization of American society is the background to the murder of James Byrd.
www.wsws.org /news/1998/jun1998/byrd-j13.shtml   (1058 words)

 James Byrd
James Byrd is dead (And his death did not cause the Christian far-right to protest in fanatic anger or even tepid anger.) He did not die of cancer, or a heart attack, or from natural causes.
James Byrd was kidnapped, and he was beaten, and his throat was cut, and he was dragged behind a pickup truck until his head and arm were separated from his body.
James Byrd was murdered by hatred, that hatred some white Americans have for fl Americans -- the same hatred some religious fanatics have for abortion doctors and homosexuals.
www.hoodvoice.com /violence_james_byrd.htm   (846 words)

 CNN - Brewer sentenced to die for part in Byrd dragging death - September 23, 1999
Jasper County District Attorney Guy James Gray, said while he did not personally favor the death penalty, it was necessary in Brewer's case.
Byrd was beaten, chained by his ankles and dragged for three miles along a logging road outside Jasper in June last year.
Byrd was fl; all three of his accused killers are white.
www.cnn.com /US/9909/23/dragging.death.03/index.html   (631 words)

 Salon News | Jasper's stand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Shawn Berry was the hardest suspect to convict of the dragging murder of James Byrd Jr.
Byrd, a 49-year-old fl man, was drunk and staggering down the side of the road when the three white men picked him up in the back of Berry's pickup truck.
On a logging road in the middle of nowhere, some combination of the white men beat Byrd, chained him to the back of the pickup with a 24-foot galvanized chain and dragged him until his head tore off on a culvert.
www.salon.com /news/feature/1999/11/18/jasper   (653 words)

 Lynching and Violence in America: James Byrd
James Byrd, Jr., 49, was beaten savagely to the point of unconsciousness, chained to the back of a pickup truck by his neck, and dragged for miles over rural roads outside the town of Jasper.
It is believed that Byrd survived through most of this experience, that is, until he was decapitated.
The conditions in Jasper County are the worst for younger sections of the working class, especially those who are high school dropouts, sinking into a life of petty crime, drunkenness or drug addition.
amath.colorado.edu /carnegie/lit/lynch/byrd.htm   (445 words)

 James Byrd - Biography
Byrd got his first real guitar when he was 9, but was not serious until September 18th, 1970--the day Jimi Hendrix died--.
Byrd decided after a year in this band, he wanted out, but they tried to get him to stay, so the soundman--who also wanted to go--and Byrd took-off in the middle of the night.
Byrd also is involved in guitar research and development, beginning his own company in 1996; The Byrd Guitar Company, and he's been granted multiple patents for his innovations in guitar design.
www.lionmusic.com /byrdbio.htm   (978 words)

 Mourners recall the life of James Byrd Jr. | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Byrd, 49, was walking along Martin Luther King Boulevard when he was picked up by three men in a pickup truck early Sunday.
The group marched from the jail to the church, where Byrd 's funeral had been held earlier, and back, outnumbered 3 -to-1 by police and Texas Rangers with the Jasper police chief and the Jasper County sheriff in the lead.
Byrd was known around town for his singing voice and his talent on trumpet and piano.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/special/jasper/byrd/228093.html   (1669 words)

 CNN - Jury selection begins in dragging death murder trial - January 26, 1999
Guy James Gray, Jasper County district attorney, briefly outlined the details of the Byrd's death Monday.
"James Byrd at the time he was chained at the back of the pickup truck was alive," Gray said.
Whether King intended to kidnap Byrd and then to kill him will be a key contention in the capital murder case.
www.cnn.com /US/9901/26/dragging.death.01/index.html   (805 words)

 TheShredZone.com - James Byrd -- Flying Beyond the 9 -- Welcome To The Next Generation
James has really been an ever growing guitarist over the years, starting in the early 1980’s moving on to his Fifth Angel days to his all out shred albums on Shrapnel Records, to his current style.
James use of keyboard accents really rock in this track, reminds me of Europe's "The Final Countdown.” 3:15 begins the solo, this one is mild paced, and a cool part to listen to is at 3:22.
James Byrd’s ever changing style never seems to stop amazing me. You still get all his trademark licks and tricks, just with some new insight, and flare.
www.theshredzone.com /content/article.asp?pageid=27   (1473 words)

 TheShredZone.com - James Byrd -- Anthem -- Welcome To The Next Generation
James is featured all over our site, and we strongly support this musician's existence in the guitar world and will seek to push his music to everyone that visits our site.
James plays straight from the heart and every note that pours out of his soul comes from that central location.
Byrd has a unique style that can't be matched by anyone in the world.
www.theshredzone.com /content/article.asp?pageid=26   (1851 words)

 James Byrd News
It also give me great pleasure to announce that Byrd will be performing on the upcoming Uli Jon Roth tribute album to be released on Lion Music with an October release likely.
James reply to a couple of questions regarding 8x10" cabinets and speaker attenuators can be found in the 'Ask Byrd' section.
The interview covers a lot of ground and James goes into quite some depth talking about what guitar playing means to him and his unique approach to the instrument.
www.geocities.com /strat110/news.html   (626 words)

 James Byrd @ www.baroqueandroll.com
Byrd's roots extend back to when he was 9 years old, he had a guitar but was not serious about the instrument until the day Jimi Hendrix died.
Byrd uses these players styles as a springboard to his own sound and began honing his playing and song writing skills further still.
This was to be Byrd's fulfilment of his last contract to Shrapnel Records and possessed a strong collection of tracks marred slightly by a weak mix (Byrd states that Shrapnel gave him $1000 to do the album).
www.baroqueandroll.com /jamesbyrd.htm   (1302 words)

 James Byrd Interviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
JAMES BYRD: I composed and recorded a symphonic three movement concerto for electric guitar and symphony orchestra in 1996.
JAMES BYRD: It depends on whether the criteria is commercial, or personal.
James is currently fronting the band Byrd which also features Michael Flatters on Vocals who is also part of Takara and Brian Hutchison on Piano, Drums, and Bass.
www.lionmusic.com /ByrdInterviews.htm   (9398 words)

 James Byrd - Guitar Noise
James Byrd: I had the album mostly finished except for final mixing and mastering in the fall of 1999.
The Byrd Super Avianti® guitars also feature a precision inlayed electronics assembly as opposed to the old "just screw the pick guard on top of the guitar and call it good" designs that have graced every other guitar on the market.
Byrd "Flying Beyond the 9" soundclips and album can be found at Guitar9 music and Lion Music.
www.guitarnoise.com /article.php?id=150   (3355 words)

 Jasper - The Victim
Residents say Byrd was frequently seen walking around the eastern end of the town.
He was headed down Martin Luther King Boulevard on his way home from a party early on June 7, 1998, when he accepted a ride with three white men in a pickup.
Mourners recall the life of James Byrd Jr.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/special/jasper/byrd   (98 words)

 RW ONLINE:M. Slate: Amerikkka 1998: The Lynching of James Byrd
But there were some people among the 8,000 residents of Jasper who didn't like James Byrd, not because of anything he did or said but because of the color of his skin.
James' head, neck and right arm were found more than a mile from his torso.
And on that day, the story of James Byrd, Jr.--along with all the slave stories--will be told to the children to teach them why we must never again allow a society as sick as this one to torture humanity.
www.rwor.org /a/v20/960-69/962/byrd.htm   (1471 words)

He told them how Byrd was alive during the three-mile death ride until his head and shoulder hit a storm drain and he was beheaded.
Pictures of Byrd's body were shown by the prosecution to the jury during the trial of King.
A pathologist testified that Byrd's "penis and testicles [were] shredded from his body=," all prior to the moment he was decapitated and finally died.
www.jetlaggednews.com /number/05-09.30.2001/07b.html   (1872 words)

James Byrd got his first real guitar when he was 9, but was not serious about the instrument until September 18th, 1970 (the day Jimi Hendrix died).
Byrd's unique guitar also caught the eye of the NAMM show planning commitee and his guitar was featured as a display in Kentia Hall at the 99 NAMM show
g'day james, i love your music mate, i reckon "son of man" is one of the most origonal guitar cd's ive heard, so keep it up, and thanks for adding me, take care, bye.
www.myspace.com /guitaristjamesbyrd   (2455 words)

 ARS : James A Byrd
McReynolds, J.L., Byrd II, J.A., Duke, S.E., Kubena, L.F., Nisbet, D.J. Evaluation of dietary lactose on the microbial ecology in poultry with necrotic enteritis [abstract].
Byrd II, J.A., Stanker, L.H., McReynolds, J.L., Nisbet, D.J. The use of biodegradable pellets for the control of Salmonella in broilers during feed withdrawal [abstract].
Jung, Y., Anderson, R.C., Edrington, T.S., Genovese, K.J., Byrd II, J.A., Callaway, T.R., Nisbet, D.J. Experimental use of 2-nitropropanol for reduction of Salmonella typhimurium in the ceca of broiler chicks.
www.ars.usda.gov /pandp/people/people.htm?personid=812   (2511 words)

 Wife of Sen. Byrd dies after long illness - Politics - MSNBC.com
This undated photo provided by the office of Sen. Robert Byrd shows his wife Erma Ora James Byrd, 88, who died Saturday after battling an illness for five years.
Erma Byrd, who met her husband of nearly 69 years when they were in grade school, died Saturday at the couple’s home in McLean, Va., according to Byrd’s spokesman, Tom Gavin.
Byrd and Ermas love story was one for the ages — a true testament to the power of faith and commitment,” Gov. Joe Manchin said in a statement.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/12018192   (389 words)

 Prog4you.com - Progressive Rock Review - James Byrd
James, with bandmates Michael Flatters and Brian Huchtison, deliver emotional performances, well-matched to the serious subject matter of the lyrics.
The comparison is appropriate, but I feel James has his own unique ‘voice’ on guitar.
James’ rhythm guitar is mixed a little lower than the keyboard in many places on the album, and eq’d a bit thin.
www.prog4you.com /cd-reviews-06-03/Byrd-Anthem.htm   (453 words)

 Rubin Family Gallery :: Click here to see the James Byrd Reconciliation Quilt
When we heard about the death of James Byrd, in June 1998, rctq'ers were shocked.
Many of the blocks were made to signify things important to James Byrd.
The Byrd family had suffered a horrible tragedy the previous year, when their son/father/brother was dragged to death by racists in Jasper, Texas.
gallery.ppwp.com /gallery/jamesbyrd   (488 words)

 CD Baby: JAMES BYRD: Crimes of Virtuosity
Crimes Of Virtuosity finds James Byrd's Atlantis Rising paying tribute to his influences with a collection of original songs.
Known in the neo-classical rumour mill as "Byrd's Bolero", this melding of technical electric guitar virtuosity, with symphony, predated later similar hybrids by guitarist and long-time friend Yngwie J Malmsteen by more than a year.
Always on the cutting edge, Byrd unleashes a soaring blend of neo-romantic Mediterranean melody and dynamics that are unsurpassed for beauty and unique to this day.
cdbaby.com /cd/jamesbyrd   (184 words)

 Byrd Lynching Resurfaces as Dem Election Tool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In June 1998, Byrd, a fl man, was dragged behind a pickup truck to his death in Jasper, Tex. Three white men were convicted of murder.
Byrd’s death spurred calls for a revised hate crime bill in Texas.
Byrd’s sister, Louvon Harris, traveled to Philadelphia to make an appearance with Vice President Al Gore in the closing days of the 2000 election.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2001/11/28/113643.shtml   (767 words)

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