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White Lies
In 1965, Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept the murder from being solved and uncover a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 6,600 ratings
Excellent
Well done. My parents were alive, living in Mobile during the civil rights movement. This podcast helped me better understand the struggles of the community I have known my whole life. It’s an ugly, accurate picture of the south yesterday and today.
eom901 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
This was an incredibly well done podcast. I finished it in 48 hours. It was just enough “true crimes” to keep you really engaged but it was mostly a history lesson into our country’s dark history. Even as strong conservative, I found the social commentary palatable, which is saying a lot for an...Read full review »
A G Long '92 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
This was so well done, beautifully and methodically reported. Just in awe, truly.
sosoMoved via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Recent Episodes
In our final episode, we examine the legacy of the Rev. James Reeb's death. We speak both to his descendants and to those of one of his attackers, exploring how the trauma and the lies that followed it affected both families.
Published 06/25/19
In Episode 6, we reveal the identity of the fourth man who participated in the attack on the Rev. James Reeb.
Published 06/18/19
In Episode 5, we search for the fourth attacker while digging into the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a black civil rights activist who was murdered in Alabama just weeks before the Rev. James Reeb. Jackson's killer was brought to justice in 2010. We look at his case for strategies to help solve...
Published 06/11/19
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