Sunday, March 18, 2012 | Categories:
When the Truxton went down in that storm, forty-six men survived. All of them were white; except one. Lanier Phillips was from Georgia, where in 1942, racial discrimination was very much a fact of life.
Mr. Phillips died earlier this week at the age of 88. This morning: the story of Lanier Phillips, and how a shipwreck changed his life.
Our documentary, Survivor, was produced by Chris Brookes, and was first aired on The Sunday Edition in February, 2001.