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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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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

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

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.

Mels321 ,

Great podcast

Really clear and high level investigative journalism. Brilliant story telling that’s insightful about the shockingly brutal reality of life in southern states during the civil rights era, and the lack of justice and coming to terms today that still permeates vast swathes of that society.

T.Sursock ,

Great In Depth Investigative Journalism

An intriguing and dexterously weaved investigative narrative, that both informs, moves, reconciles and satisfies the listeners with a humane conclusion. The account of the horrific string of murderous events in 1965 sheds light and informs on present day’s atmosphere of tribal dogmatism, distrust and denial.

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