Bullets and Ballot Boxes: The Isaiah Nixon Story

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| By Caela Abrams | As the Georgia sun set on September 8, 1948, twenty-five year old Sallie Nixon was at home on bed rest.  She gave birth to her sixth

| By Taylor Madgett | “They Done Killed A.C.”: The Death of Justice in Macon On October 13, 1962, at around 9:30 p.m., seventeen-year-old A.C. Hall left the Middle Georgia Veterans Club in Macon, GA,

James C. Brazier, a husband and father, a 31-year-old striver who worked two and sometimes three jobs, spent most of his Sunday, April 20, 1958, as he usually did: with

About the Project

Emory University undergraduate students are examining unsolved and unpunished racially motivated murders from the modern civil rights era in Georgia.

In the classroom and in the field, students use primary evidence and secondary readings to go beyond the who-done-it and explore the history and meaning of the Jim Crow South from the inside out. ​

Listen: Buried Truths Podcast

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.

All six episodes of Buried Truths and one bonus episode are available now.

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Explore the Cases

| By Mia Kaminsky | Maceo Snipes was a proud veteran

| By Erica Sterling | A Man whose Death Inspired the

On the morning of December 5, 1956, B.T. Dukes, a