Hank Klibanoff
Journalist and Professor


What are “buried truths” and how we can learn from  them?

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM

In 1948, Isaiah Nixon, a father of six, exercised his right to vote. He paid with his life.  In 1962, in Macon, A.C. Hall was mistakenly identified as a gun thief. And in 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was shot, while jogging through a predominately white neighborhood in Glynn County. Nixon’s and Hall’s murders went unpunished; it took 74 days for the suspects to be charged with Arbery’s murder.

Our next Ivy League Club Happy Hour “Drink and Learn” Zoom session features Hank Klibanoff, an award-winning journalist and professor at Emory University. Hank has investigated the little-known history about these murders, and in a podcast, explains what we can learn about these buried truths and why these stories are important today.

Hank Klibanoff grew up in Alabama and graduated from Washington University and Northwestern University. He’s been a reporter in Mississippi, Boston, and Chicago and was the managing editor of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. He’s now a professor of journalism at Emory University. He’s won numerous prestigious awards for his print and audio reporting, including Pulitzer, Peabody, and Murrow awards.

Hank’s podcast, Buried Truths, has been broadcast over Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE. Prior to his presentation, Hank would like us to do a bit of homework: listen to Season 3 of his podcast. Click to go to WABE’s website, scroll down and until you come to the Ahmed Arbery story. You can listen to it right on your computer, or download it as a podcast to play on your tablet or smartphone. If you need help, let Philip Graitcer know.

Please register for this program and complete the information below. We will send you a link to the Zoom meeting.


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