Unfinished: Deep South

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A small town. A brutal murder. A journey into the heart of America’s unfinished business. Unfinished: Deep South is a race to resolve the unfinished business of a small Arkansas town by starting with one question: who lynched Isadore Banks? Isadore Banks was a wealthy African American farmer and WWI veteran who found a way to prosper in the Jim Crow South -  that is, until he was tortured and killed in 1954, just three weeks after the momentous Supreme Court decision that overturned segregation. Sixty-six years later, this series investigates Banks’ murder, joining his family in their attempt to restore his legacy and solve the crime before the story goes cold forever. By illuminating one man’s life, our story explores the system of white supremacy that surrounded Banks, traced in forgotten court records, fading FBI files, and testimony of elderly witnesses.Read more »

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