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

A turn signal, an explosion, an American Reckoning

A gruesome, unpunished 1967 murder reveals little-known stories of the civil rights movement and Black resistance in Mississippi and Louisiana. "American Reckoning" on Frontline, from PBS, tells the story of Wharlest Jackson Sr. and the search for those who killed him. In this episode of Buried Truths, host Hank Klibanoff talks to the filmmakers behind this documentary, Brad Lichtenstein and Yoruba Richen. Klibanoff also speaks with Stanley Nelson, the weekly newspaper editor who brought this story of Wharlest Jackson Sr. to light. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Killers Sentenced

The men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery have now been sentenced. Host Hank Klibanoff and his Emory colleague, professor Carol Anderson, talk about Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley's decision on the public radio program Closer Look with Rose Scott, from WABE Atlanta. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Verdict | Ahmaud Arbery

The jury finds all three defendants guilty of murder. Sentencing will come later, but the three will almost surely live out their years in prison. A case that was all about race comes to a close with almost no mention of race in the courtroom. Outside the court, two of the defense attorneys are condemned for comments that inflamed much of the nation. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Trial Begins| Ahmaud Arbery

Although the racial composition of the jury – 11 white jurors, one black – has set off alarm bells, the trial commences with three opening statements and the first prosecution witness. A Glynn County police officer's body-cam footage filled the somber courtroom with horrific images from the scene of Ahmaud Arbery's killing. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Murder Trial Preview | Ahmaud Arbery

The murder trial for defendants Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan is set to begin in October and there have been some recent, critically important twists leading up to this point. WABE's Rose Scott talks with Buried Truths host Hank Klibanoff and WABE legal analyst Page Pate to preview the trial and discuss the indictment of former Glynn Co. district attorney Jackie Johnson for obstructing the Ahmaud Arbery case. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Race and Remembrance in Hank's Alabama Hometown

In February 2020, Hank Klibanoff was invited back to his hometown of Florence, Alabama for a live community event. It got him thinking about growing up in a state that was notorious for its civil rights abuses. Hank's recollection of his childhood in the 1950's and 60's is that Florence seemed to be more progressive than the rest of Alabama. But... was it really? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

One Year Later | Ahmaud Arbery

One year after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Hank Klibanoff returns to Closer Look with Rose Scott to discuss the latest developments in the case. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Behind the Podcast

Join host Hank Klibanoff, his team of Emory University student researchers, and the WABE production team as they deconstruct the podcast to show you how they gather information to uncover hidden history and reveal a complete and compelling story. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Groundswell | Ahmaud Arbery 7

With the video released, the public outcry grew to a rolling boil. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Stripped | Ahmaud Arbery 6

What happens when a police officer skips school? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.