Buried Truths We can't change our history, but we can let it guide us to understanding. Buried Truths investigates still-relevant stories of injustice, resilience and racism in the American South. Season 2: The story of A.C. Hall, a black teenager mistakenly identified as stealing a gun in Macon, Georgia in 1962, unfolds an exploration of police privilege, racial conditioning and community activism. Season 1 focused on Isaiah Nixon, voter suppression and new beginnings --- from WABE, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and professor, Hank Klibanoff, and the students in his civil rights cold cases class at Emory University.
Buried Truths

Buried Truths

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We can't change our history, but we can let it guide us to understanding. Buried Truths investigates still-relevant stories of injustice, resilience and racism in the American South. Season 2: The story of A.C. Hall, a black teenager mistakenly identified as stealing a gun in Macon, Georgia in 1962, unfolds an exploration of police privilege, racial conditioning and community activism. Season 1 focused on Isaiah Nixon, voter suppression and new beginnings --- from WABE, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and professor, Hank Klibanoff, and the students in his civil rights cold cases class at Emory University.

Most Recent Episodes

As Traditional As Grits | S2 E5

It's the wrong gun?! As Barnett Hopper takes the stand, saying the gun that police found isn't his after all, we examine the kind of training that officers like Brown and Durden received. Hank discusses police culture and training with a former police officer, now law professor. His focus – policing the police.

Call Him Up | S2 E4

Sixteen year old Eloise Franklin takes the stand in front of five white jurors, three attorneys and a courtroom full of spectators. The police officers' defense attorney Denmark Groover, a staunch segregationist who tried to stop clocks and change flags, asks her more than 230 questions. Years later, Eloise recalls the experience. The inquest takes a break.

56 Years | S2 E3

A rookie black lawyer, who's never examined a witness, who doesn't even know what a coroner's inquest is, gets his chance in a Macon, Georgia, courtroom against a legendary white supremacist lawyer and politician. Can this possibly go well? Listen to the actual testimony — and that rookie's reflections, in that same courtroom, 56 years later.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T | S2 E2

What was life like in the South in the 1960s? Why did A.C. run? Revealing details from A.C.'s friends, community members and the ruling politicians of the time. Find out more about what's covered in this episode: - Slavery By Another Name documentary and educational resources, PBS, Douglas Blackmon - "Debate Over Empty Lot Unearths Ugly Piece of Atlanta History", WABE, Molly Samuel - Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race by Jennifer Ritterhouse - A conversation with Mary Frances Early, the first African American student to earn a degree from the University of Georgia in 1962, WABE, Rose Scott

Impulse | S2 E1

A night stroll, a missing gun and two rookie cops.

Season 2 | Trailer

A.C. Hall lived until he was seventeen years old. On an October night in 1962, he encountered two police officers investigating a stolen gun. They were looking for a colored man...and they found A.C. In season 2 of Buried Truths, Hank Klibanoff examines A.C.'s story and the surrounding context. It's a story of injustice, resilience and racism in the American South. We can't change our history, but we can let it guide us to understanding.

Buried Truths Live | S1

Isaiah Nixon's daughter, Dorothy, joins Hank Klibanoff for a live event in Atlanta. Buried Truths producer David Barasoain and Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, also join the conversation.

Updates

Buried Truths Live is coming to Atlanta on November 28. Season 2 is coming this February.

Bonus: A Conversation with Hank Klibanoff

The backstory behind The Buried Truths podcast and its host, Hank Klibanoff.

6: I'm Deeply Sorry

Isaiah Nixon's daughter Dorothy returns to Alston, GA. She comes face to face with her past...and with someone she never expected to meet.

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