After the Uprising: The Death of Danyé Dion Jones

After the Uprising: The Death of Danyé Dion Jones

When 24-year-old Danyé Jones was found hanging from a tree in St. Louis County in 2018, police declared it a suicide. But his Ferguson frontline activist mother Melissa grabbed headlines with her viral post alleging her son had in fact died by lynching. Who was right? Starting only six weeks after Danyé died, journalists John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski spent two and a half years working with his mother, family members, close friends and many in the activist community to follow the trail and find out what exactly happened to him. After the Uprising is the result, an unforgettable 11-episode investigative podcast series that documents every shocking twist and turn in the investigation. The take-away: almost seven years after the Black Lives Matter movement was launched from this place, something is still terribly wrong in North County.

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August 24, 2021 59 min

Everything wraps up with Melissa and the podcasts allying with state Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal to try to get new evidence to first black prosecutor Wesley Bell, and Danyé's case reopened.

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In the penultimate episode, "theory" sessions attempt to tease out how Danyé's final hours may have gone done.

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August 10, 2021 44 min

New discoveries lead our hosts more deeply back into the suicide theory.

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August 3, 2021 45 min

The opening of Danyé's cell phone leads deeply into the man himself.

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July 27, 2021 44 min

Melissa seeks the bed sheet used in her son's death, intent on finding the origins of additional DNA. The death of George Floyd changes everything -- or maybe nothing at all?

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July 20, 2021 45 min

The 5-year anniversary of the Ferguson movement sees Melissa reunited with other activists. The hosts finally connect with Danye's ex, who may lead them into unlocking his phone.

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July 13, 2021 37 min

A rocky relationship begins between the podcast and St Louis County PD. A twisty turny pursuit of Danyé's ex-girlfriend ends in surprise.

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July 6, 2021 40 min

A time-of-death innovator deepens the mystery around Danyé's last night. New evidence of racism by the lead detective causes a risky visit to his home by our hosts.

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June 29, 2021 45 min

As the St Louis County medical examiner determines Danyé's death to be suicide, our hosts look deeper into the evidence.

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June 22, 2021 42 min

Melissa's backstory at the origins of Black Lives Matter is explored. A shocking revelation about the lead detective in Danyé's case is unearthed.

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June 15, 2021 44 min

Danyé's mother Melissa finds her son dead and requests help from the media. Our hosts make contact with her, and the investigation begins.

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Check out this trailer of highlights from the 11-part investigative podcast series After the Uprising, with new episodes dropping weekly starting June 15, 2021. 

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