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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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    • 4.8, 96 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

drpetej ,

Tell the truth, and then tell it some more

This is an important, unflinching story, told with care for the granular detail of human experience. Made me think about the power of counter-narratives to skew history and the importance of digging through forgotten boxes and listening to fragile testimony that still has the power to shake out the consoling forgetful lies - the incompetent fairy stories of a nation’s might. Gave me faith that difficult truths are as undeniable as a familiar face through the fog of nativist, supremacist conspiracy-thinking that chokes our own times.

mother funking pimp ,

Insightful investigation to shameful events

It’s difficult to understand how this kind of moronic racism can be be only 50 years ago. Some of the attitudes & views uncovered are reminiscent of 1865 not 1965.

Well produced and very interesting although difficult to accept.

very funny and clever pod ,

NPR bs

More silly libs raking over ancient history

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