Buried Truths Season Three

Season 3: The Ahmaud Arbery Story is out now. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Buried Truths acknowledges and unearths still-relevant stories of injustice, racism, and resistance in the American South. We can’t change our history, but we can let it guide us to understanding. The podcast is hosted by journalist, professor, and Pulitzer-prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff.

BT Seasons

Season 1 tells the story of Isaiah Nixon, a father of six who, in 1948, exercised his right to vote and paid with his life. Isaiah’s story provides insight into voter suppression, disenfranchisement, and much more.

Season 2 tells the story of A.C. Hall, a black teenager who was mistakenly identified as a gun thief in 1962, Macon, Georgia. Through A.C.’s story, host Hank Klibanoff examines police privilege, racial conditioning, community activism, and much more.

Season 3 investigates the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and reveals details about the case that are at once both disheartening and inspiring.

Buried Truths has been widely recognized for its deep, historical understanding, intensive research, and moving storytelling – winning the 2021 Silver Gavel Award for the third season of Buried Truths, a Peabody Award, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Webby honoree. Lesson plans based on the podcast received the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award.

 

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Videos

  • An in-depth look at Emory students’ work on the Isaiah Nixon case as part of the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University, which Hank directs – Watch Now
  • Peabody acceptance speech for Season 1 – Watch Now
  • Season 2 Trailer – Watch Now

Featured Episode

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.

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?

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. 

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