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Up from the Grave

This is CNN's first ever original audio immersion 3-D 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. 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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Deadliest Fire... Best kept secret
Up from the Grave
A controversial fire that extinguished the lives of 21-black boys, in segregation-era Arkansas. Who were these boys? How did this happen? The idea of brushing history under the rug is largely been Arkansas's past, says Dr. Brian Mitchell, History professor of UALR. Now 60 years later, how did one of the deadliest fires fly under the radar? From the funerals to the investigation to families seeking closure, CNN reveals the twists and turns of a story that's not yet over.