8 episodes

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.

White Lies NPR

    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 7.6K 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

4.7 out of 5
7.6K Ratings

7.6K Ratings

Chickadeeee ,

Gripping and infuriating

Excellent reporting/fact-finding about a tragic story from a shameful period that still continiues today. As a white person not from the south, I was unfamiliar with much of this story. But, man oh man, the interviews with the people who are still alive tell you everything that is wrong with this country. A front-row seat to racism and stupidity. I'm still reeling from the revelation about the Alabama constitution.

mercurial... ,

Moved and Inspired

The first 6 episodes kept my attention and had me eager to listen to the next; kept me sitting in my car not wanting to pause until later. The last episode had me in tears multiple times, moved by the goodness of humanity, in a podcast that had reminded me so clearly not to forget to not look away from the darkness of humanity. Great storytelling. Just amazing.

Allisong09 ,

Wow!

I’m blown away by this story and the reporting that went into telling it. What an incredible man Jim Reeb was! His compassion and love for humanity needs to be celebrated and spread far. Such an incredible podcast.

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by NPR