57 episodes

“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.

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    • 4.8 • 2.3K Ratings

“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.

    Life in Terrible Terrell | S4 E1

    Life in Terrible Terrell | S4 E1

    Terrell County was like a lot of rural communities in Georgia. But in some ways, it was like no other place on earth. 

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    • 41 min
    The police come for James Brazier | S4 E2

    The police come for James Brazier | S4 E2

    On one April day, three generations of the Brazier family, including 10-year-old James Jr., were beaten by white Dawson police.

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    • 37 min
    The witnesses in the jail | S4 E3

    The witnesses in the jail | S4 E3

    The cops had already hurt James Brazier when they arrested him and took him to jail. But they returned late that night to finish him.

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    • 37 min
    The vanishing knife | S4 E4

    The vanishing knife | S4 E4

    The police said Willie Countryman had a knife, but did he?  And his girlfriend is left to wonder about his love for her.

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    • 49 min
    Light in the heart of darkness | S4 E5

    Light in the heart of darkness | S4 E5

    An underground railroad of information smuggles the story of Terrible Terrell out of Georgia and onto the Washington Post’s front page.

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    • 49 min
    The unexpected email | S4 E6

    The unexpected email | S4 E6

    James Brazier’s family will never forget his killing, but what about the family of Weyman Cherry? His granddaughter reaches out to us after learning of his brutal racism. She accepts the truth but struggles with it. 

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Eluadin ,

A Beacon of Hope

This podcast leaves a profound impression. I’m awed and humbled by the work done from students at Georgia State University. I was once a student of Georgia State University, and I find myself reflecting on all the lives I interacted with, but never knew. That’s what the show gave me. It offered a chance to see and glimpse the lives of people I never knew. My world is broader, and my horizon further because of it. Amidst the sorrow and suffering, I feel hope. if I were to sum up this podcast, I would say it is a beacon of hope on how the future can be different from the past.

Dramfam ,

Close to home

I was born in Albany. Drove through Dawson hundreds of times. The racist South was no mystery to me. My grandfather (German Jew escaped in 1939) settled and thrived in Americus, ga where the court case failed the Brazier family. I was raised to abhor racists. I wished many times during this 4th season that I could ask what they remembered and I nderstois about the Brazier murder. They did read the Albany Herald after 1960. I am not surprised by the racist police. But I am about the brazen evil and brutality in this case. Heartbreaking.

AllyG317 ,

Riveting and shocking

This podcast is amazing. I hate that there are such stories buried out there, but so thankful they are being dug up and presented with so much depth.
I moved to Georgia 20 years ago and have always thought the environment was easily 60 years behind other places I have lived. THIS podcast helps me understand some of the whys of this perception. Mr. Klibinoff is a great story teller. I ripped through all four seasons really fast. Now going back to listen again to all of them again because they are THAT good. I’m ready for season 5!!

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