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.

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    • 4.7, 8.4K 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
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

bbref ,

Love it

I’ve binged four episodes, and I love it. The reporting is solid, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out.
I love it even more when I heard Chip talk about recording the 1987 Indiana/Syracuse National Championship game. What a game!

Char.73 ,

Riveting

I’ve listening to the entire series during my commutes in just three days. My commutes are only 30 mins but I took the long way home just to keep listening. Thanks for your work and telling this story. These stories must be told from the beginning to the end if we want to avoid repeating these awful atrocious. Thank you.

Takethelead ,

Eye opening

I am astounded by these true stories, as a black women from the NY area now living in AL. I have heard these types of stories from my parents who left to find a better life outside of AL in the sixties. I am given a view of the type of life they lived here. A life that I am told about as a minority and millennial with a familiar but different set of issues...

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