The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009. Byrd was an African-American man who was chained to a truck and dragged to his death in Texas in 1998.
The Laramie Project is intended for mature audiences and will be performed at the Campus Black Box Theatre from Oct. 16-18 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased at www.gcsutickets.com or by calling 478-445-4226.