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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 history through civil rights cases that few have seen. How far would white supremacists go -- on the streets, in the courtrooms, in the legislatures -- to preserve their racial dominance? And, most importantly, why? Who were we back then? The truth is restless, relevant and revealed in Buried Truths.
||CleanBonus: A Conversation with Hank Klibanoff||The backstory behind The Buried Truths podcast and its host, Hank Klibanoff.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: I'm Deeply Sorry||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.||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: "I Found It!"||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.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Thousands of Friends||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.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Trial...and Error||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.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: "Fall, Isaiah, Fall"||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.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: The Three Governors Controversy||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.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: "Pistols"||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.”||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Buried Truths||How are we going to keep them from the polls?||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Much needed truth today!
I'm glad to hear stories that have been lost!
I can’t wait to listen to this podcast!
Voices of a Movements
Seems like a moving story of more voices and events omitted from the history books, but were also part of the change. It took more than 10 men and woman to fight for the rights of those unjust. I can’t wait to learn more about the racial injustice that has been buried after all these years! To appreciate and be aware of how far or not we as a people have come.