neil shea

Deep South

An investigative pod from Market Road Films and Stitcher.
Coming January 2020

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Small town. Brutal murder.
A journey into the heart of America’s unfinished business.

 

In June 1954, a farmer named Isadore Banks was lynched in the small cotton town of Marion, Arkansas. He had been one of the most successful black men in the region—a veteran, businessman, and founder of the local chapter of the NAACP. Banks was lynched three weeks after the pivotal Supreme Court decision in Brown vs Board of Education, and the town quickly closed around his murder, erasing his legacy and concealing the identity of the killers.

The Deep South podcast is a 10-part investigative series that explores the life of Isadore Banks and exposes the racism that lies at the heart of America’s unfinished business. The series is reported, written, and produced by Taylor Hom and Neil Shea. And it’s a collaboration between Market Road Films and Stitcher.

Premieres in January on the Stitcher podcast network.