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Episode 64 The Woolfolk Family Murders

Thomas Woolfolk was tried and executed for the murder of nine members of his family. The largest mass murder in Georgia history left Bibb County residents in shock. A decade after the murders, a confession would stir up a debate that’s lingered for more than 130 years. Was Thomas Woolfolk a cold blooded killer or an innocent man executed for a crime he did not commit?

Episode 61 Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods

Laurence Clifton Jones moved to the Deep South at a time when it was dangerous to be a black man in Mississippi. He chose to make the move to do what some considered to be impossible – build a school for children of color in rural Rankin County. He would face cultural and financial struggles and miraculously survive a lynching in pursuit of his dream.