Buried Truths25 episodes - English - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
A black man gets into a car and heads South. A coroner pulls back a sheet and is suspicious of what he sees. An attorney wonders, "Where did this gun come from?" Buried Truths, winner of the 2018 Peabody Award, looks at still-relevant stories of injustice, resilience and racism in the American South. Season 2: The story of A.C. Hall, explores 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. We can’t change our history, but we can let it guide us to understanding.
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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 Truth...
Sheriff David Davis of Macon-Bibb county, LaTasha Morrison of Be The Bridge and Jill Savitt of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights join Hank Klibanoff for a discussion about truth, policing, race relations and our individual roles. Then, we take questions from the audience. It's a straightforward, personal and pointed Q&A with the panelists, Hank Klibanoff, Howard Moore, Jr. and Newton Collier.
Howard Moore, Jr. and Newton Collier join Hank Klibanoff for a live show at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. They share more about their experiences with A.C. Hall and the coroner's inquest, and they discuss what life had in store for them afterwards. Also, Hank Klibanoff and Buried Truths producer Dave Barasoain pull back the curtain on the making of season two.
Former president Jimmy Carter visits Hank’s class at Emory University. He describes the racial climate in Georgia from his childhood to his bid for the Governor's seat, and he takes questions from students. Biography of Jimmy Carter
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 .
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.
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?
The police take the stand. Years later, one of their sons speaks out. The jury delivers its decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ritterhous...
A night stroll, a missing gun and two rookie cops.
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.
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.
Buried Truths Live is coming to Atlanta on November 28. Season 2 is coming this February.
The backstory behind The Buried Truths podcast and its host, Hank Klibanoff.
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.
FBI director Robert Mueller systematically reopens civil rights cold cases. Hank and his students head to Montgomery County to explore what happened with the FBI’s first investigation into the trial of Isaiah Nixon’s killers – and they make an amazing discovery that had eluded the Nixon family for nearly 70 years.
After the Nixon and Carter families flee Georgia, they face terrible conditions. Discovered by the NAACP and The Pittsburgh Courier, they find a way to move forward.
Dover Carter has to make a crucial decision. Isaiah Nixon’s daughter Dorothy, having witnessed the shooting of her father, retreats and seethes. The Buried Truths team uncovers over 500 pages of FBI and NAACP records.
Election day is usually a grand occasion for a small town like Alston, GA. For the white people in town, September 8, 1948, marked a day of good ole traditions and community. But for black voters, it became a place of opportunity...and defiance.
In 1946, Eugene Talmadge was elected to a fourth term as governor of Georgia, however, he died a month later, before he could take office. In a bizarre, almost-comedic turn of events, for two months, three men—Melvin Thompson, Ellis Arnall and Herman Talmadge, son of Eugene —would lay claim to the governor’s seat.
After Primus King, a black barber and pastor, successfully sued the Democratic Party for denying his right to vote on the grounds of race and color, three-term Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge declared, “This is a white man’s country and we must keep it so.” The best way to do so: “Pistols.”
How are we going to keep them from the polls?