7 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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    • 4.6, 3.9K 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

4.6 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

uthere ,

I love the hosts

I really like the hosts’ voices & interaction. They sound smart but down to earth & realistic. Well researched & interesting. I wish they both, but esp Chip, would do audiobooks.

jimewing22 ,

Dramatic Paused too long

Kudos to producing a podcast. It is hard and adding dramatic tension can be a wonderful story telling tool. I couldn't get past how many times the narrator teasing me a story but then kept telling other stories. I finally stopped listening.

If you want to tell a story, tell it. The more you tell me a story is coming, but it doesn't, the more I want to turn off the podcast. Others may not be annoyed by this but I was.

Selma-Change ,

Selma Native

Thank you for so wonderfully telling this story. I wasn’t born until 77 but know a lot of the people, rumors and stories you cover in this podcast. This is wonderfully done.

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