In the years between the Civil War and the 1920s, African-Americans were forcibly evicted - with death threats - from towns in Georgia, Arkansas and Missouri. This nuanced documentary visits those towns today.
From the 1860s to the 1920s, dozens of towns and counties across America violently expelled entire African American communities, forcing thousands of black families to flee their homes. A century later, these towns remain all white. Banished tells the story of three of these communities and their black descendants, who return to learn shocking histories.
2007 CENTER FOR INVESTIVE REPORTING AND TWO TONE PRODUCTIONS