Up from The Grave

This is a CNN original audio docuseries 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. Today, families are seeking closure and 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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Not Yet Over

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...

The Two Sides of Segregated Arkansas

One survivor takes us back to a racially divided Arkansas, while the investigation into fire shows a different side. Was there a cover-up? via Knit

Inside the School and a Messy Funeral

The school, the fire, the boys' burial happened, then quickly disappeared. New investigative reporting uncovers the secrets of an unknown school and a mass...

Meet the Boys

Known in history as inmates of the Arkansas Negro Boys' Industrial School, but who are these boys? Take a journey into the lives of Amos Gyce, William Lloyd...

The Dorm's on Fire

Go inside one of Arkansas' deadliest fires, where 69 boys are battling to get out. What really happened the night of the fire? via Knit

Sneak Peak at Up From The Grave

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...