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

Hank on 1A | S2 Bonus

On the heels of the 2018 Peabody Award win, Hank talks to 1A about making Buried Truths, its relevance today and where he hopes to take the project next .

Because | S2 E9

Why tell A.C.'s story? Hank looks at the many ways in which 1962 resonates today and he heads to Macon with his students to visit A.C.'s gravesite.

A Gift | S2 E8

So what happens after the storm? Hank discusses the after effects of the A.C. Hall verdict, grand jury proceedings and an FBI investigation. Will they follow the lead of the coroner's jury? And what became of Eloise Franklin?

Unsworn | S2 E7

The police take the stand. Years later, one of their sons speaks out. The jury delivers its decision.

The Shirttail | S2 E6

How accurate is eyewitness identification? Donald Hollowell, one of the civil rights attorneys representing A.C. Hall's family, questions what Doris Hopper actually saw. Hank looks at the science...and he speaks to Doris.

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 segregationist 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.

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