Emory University professor and journalist Hank Klibanoff discusses how he and his team of students researched the events, history and cultural context of the Ahmaud Arbery case going back more than 150 years in our February program at noon on Feb. 2, 2022.
(This program will be held via Zoom and also livestreamed on the East Tennessee SPJ Facebook page. Pre-register for the Zoom session here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcemoqTotGtAzsJynBp06kqXxzuyQxMte.)
What Klibanoff and his team learned became a seven-part podcast released in 2020 and updated on the one-year anniversary of Arbery death in February and this past fall with episodes covering the trial of the three men convicted in his murder.
The podcast is called “Buried Truths: Season 3: The Ahmaud Arbery Story.”
The “Buried Truths” podcast is produced by WABE (NPR) in Atlanta and is based on research by the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University, both a class and an ongoing historical and journalistic exploration of the Jim Crow South. The podcast has won several awards, including a Peabody Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Award.
Klibanoff directs the Georgia Civil Right Cold Cases Project and joined Emory University after more than 30 years as a reporter and editor at print and online newspapers in Mississippi and at The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Klibanoff and co-author Gene Roberts won a Pulitzer Prize in history in 2007 for “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation.”
(Photo by Kay Hinton of Emory Photo-Video)