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Buried Truths

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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… read more

26 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Introducing Buried Truths

January 11th, 2018


How are we going to keep them from the polls?

Pistols | S1 E1

March 26th, 2018


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, …

The Three Governors Controversy | S1 Bonus

March 28th, 2018


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 …

Fall | S1 E2

April 2nd, 2018


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 …

Trial and Error | S1 E3

April 9th, 2018


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.

Friends | S1 E4

April 16th, 2018


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.

Found | S1 E5

April 23rd, 2018


FBI director Robert Mueller systematically reopens civil rights cold cases. Hank and his students head to Montgomery County to explore what happened …

Sorry | S1 E6

April 30th, 2018


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. 

A Conversation with Hank Klibanoff | S1 Bonus

May 21st, 2018


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

Updates | S1

November 5th, 2018


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

Buried Truths Live | S1

December 10th, 2018


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 …

Season 2 | Trailer

February 4th, 2019


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 …

Impulse | S2 E1

February 18th, 2019


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

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

February 25th, 2019


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 …

56 Years | S2 E3

March 4th, 2019


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, …

Call Him Up | S2 E4

March 11th, 2019


Sixteen year old Eloise Franklin takes the stand in front of five white jurors, three attorneys and a courtroom full of spectators. The police …

As Traditional As Grits | S2 E5

March 18th, 2019


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 …

The Shirttail | S2 E6

March 25th, 2019


How accurate is eyewitness identification? Donald Hollowell, one of the civil rights attorneys representing A.C. Hall's family, questions what Doris …

Unsworn | S2 E7

April 1st, 2019


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

A Gift | S2 E8

April 8th, 2019


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 …

Because | S2 E9

April 15th, 2019


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. 

Hank on 1A | S2 Bonus

May 6th, 2019


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 .

President Jimmy Carter Comes to Class | S2 Bonus

June 24th, 2019


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 …

Buried Truths Live Part 2 | S2

August 12th, 2019


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 …

Buried Truths Live Part 1 | S2

August 12th, 2019


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 …

The Story of Thomas Finch

March 21st, 2020


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 …

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