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.

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Groundswell | Ahmaud Arbery 7

With the video released, the public outcry grew to a rolling boil.

Stripped | Ahmaud Arbery 6

What happens when a police officer skips school?

74 Days | Ahmaud Arbery 5

How did the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery come so close to escaping all scrutiny?

Roots | Ahmaud Arbery 4

The Georgia coast, where Ahmaud Arbery was born and killed, is steeped in history. Hank Klibanoff and his students trace the family roots of Ahmaud and the men who chased him, and marvel at what they find.

Maud Moments | Ahmaud Arbery 3

Funny, humble, and always saying "I love you." The officer who approached Ahmaud as he sat alone in his parked car saw something different.

This Horrible Thing | Ahmaud Arbery 2

Why did they chase him in the first place? Investigators find disturbing Instagram posts and text messages.

Trapped | Ahmaud Arbery 1

Ahmaud Arbery went for a Sunday afternoon jog in a quiet neighborhood near the Georgia coast. He never made it home.

Season 3 Trailer | Ahmaud Arbery

The afternoon of February 23, 2020, was a typically beautiful winter day on Georgia's coast. Sunny and clear with a high near 65. At about 1 p.m., Ahmaud Arbery was taking advantage of the near-perfect running weather. He'd gone for a jog down Satilla Drive, right by the home of Gregory McMichael. Tragically, Ahmaud Arbery never made it home. For months after three white men chased him to his death, Georgia of 2020 looked disconcertingly like Georgia of 1950. This is the story of the long arc of injustice in the American South — and of the persistence that brought worldwide attention to coastal Georgia.

Sallie Mama 1923-2020 | Season 1 Update

Sallie Nixon was small in stature, but large in spirit, strength and willpower. In 1948, she watched as two white men killed her husband Isaiah Nixon because he dared to vote. She lived on, overcame obstacles and inspired generations of family members, including children and grandchildren who affectionately call her Sallie Mama. In July 2020, she passed away at the age of 96. Host Hank Klibanoff remembers Sallie Nixon in this special episode, and is joined by her daughter Dorothy Nixon Williams and Dorothy's children, Joi and Tony Williams.

The Story of Thomas Finch

In 1936, a black man named Thomas Finch was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer who later became leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Very little was known publicly about Finch's death until his name appeared at a new memorial to the victims of lynching. In this special episode of Buried Truths, Hank Klibanoff sits down with Stephannie Stokes, the reporter who uncovered Thomas Finch's story, for an in-depth look at what happened, and how it's connected to the stories on Buried Truths. Read more and see images here. Stephannie Stokes reported and produced the story on Thomas Finch. It was first released on Reveal, a podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. The story was edited by David Lewis, investigations editor at WNYC, and Reveal's Michael Montgomery. It was produced in collaboration with APM Reports, the investigative and documentary unit of American Public Media, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special thanks to Susanna Capelouto and Chris Worthingon. David Barasoain is the senior producer of Buried Truths.

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