Buried Truths

9 EpisodesProduced by WABE

In 1948, three black farmers decided they’d had enough. They were going to vote in rural South Georgia, where white supremacists held power by suppressing the black vote. Pulitzer-Prize winning author, journalist and Emory University professor Hank Klibanoff explores the mysteries and injustices of … read more

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Bonus: A Conversation with Hank Klibanoff

May 21st, 2018


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

6: I'm Deeply Sorry

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. 

5: "I Found It!"

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 …

4: Thousands of Friends

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.

3: Trial...and Error

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.

2: "Fall, Isaiah, Fall"

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 …

Bonus: The Three Governors Controversy

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 …

1: "Pistols"

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, …

Introducing Buried Truths

January 11th, 2018


How are we going to keep them from the polls?

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