Unreformed: The Dark History of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children takes a deep dive into the alarming past of this reform school, uncovering the shocking abuse faced by thousands of Black children for years in 40-minute episodes.
Host Josie Duffy Rice investigates the school’s history during the 1960s (Civil Rights movement time elsewhere in the south) and speaks to former students who share their dreadful experiences in the camp.
From physical and sexual abuse to inhuman conditions and exhausting work, the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children, founded by the daughter of an enslaved person as a safe haven for black children, turned into a living nightmare.
This is a story of resilience and a reminder of the ongoing fight for justice and equality.
Unreformed: the Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children is a history podcast by iHeartPodcasts.
Country: United States
Episodes count: 11
Average duration: 40'