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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 8,643 ratings
A great listen.
I felt this podcast was very well produced, researched and informative. I connected with the jounalists and found the overall moral questions this story illustrates compelling.
ParkCityAnnie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/19
Keeps Getting Better
Very well written, well told. As you keep listening, it builds and gets better. It plumbs the depths of human hatred and depravity, but also highlights the heights of human empathy and altruism. A remarkable juxtaposition. I love the interviews of Jim Reeb’s family as well as Elmer Cook’s...Read full review »
davidahn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/19
Extraordinary!
If there is a Pulitzer Prize for podcasts, this one richly deserves it.
Art Kelly from Sea Cliff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/19
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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