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Up from the Grave
This is CNN's first ever original audio immersion 3-D podcast. Up from the Grave tells the story of one of the deadliest fires in Arkansas's history. That fire extinguished the lives of 21 boys-48 barely escaped-after being padlocked inside their dorm room at a reform school. 60 years later, through comprehensive reporting, bombshell interviews of experts, one survivor and three sisters who lost their brothers in the fire---CNN examines what happened that dreadful night, and in the days following reveal how the state handled the investigation.
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4.1 stars from 78 ratings
Like many of my family members and friends, I knew nothing about the burning of 21 African American boys in Arkansas in the late 1950s.  I was a student learning for the first time (via this podcast) about a major part of U.S. history that was nearly erased. Listening to family members and...Read full review »
FineTuned via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
Not only important... compelling
I want to say this podcast tells an important story from history, and it does... but I don't want it to seem like "you have to eat your vegetables" either. It's a compelling story told well, that also happens to be an important one.Read full review »
OG Podcast Fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/19
Excellent Podcast
This podcast was excellent. This important story made me both sad & mad. The State of Arkansas should pay for the bodies to be exhumed & the DNA testing. That is the least they can do for these families. Thank you for bringing this story to light.
lindy luvs music via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/19
Recent Episodes
In 2019, during our reporting, suddenly there are new developments. After decades of not recognizing the boys or fire---the state of Arkansas has a change of heart. What took them so long, and was it enough?
Published 06/28/19
Published 06/28/19
One survivor takes us back to a racially divided Arkansas, while the investigation into fire shows a different side. Was there a cover-up?
Published 06/27/19
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