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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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
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

MsObrave ,

Thank you

Thankful for reporters like you. This story needed to be told and you guys did it!

Marydenise27 ,

Fantastic

I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. It’s so sad and unfair to hear what African Americans had to endure daily. Even more sad what white people helping the black people had to endure as well. It’s unreal so many people knew the truth but lied to protect other white Americans. I am biracial (Caucasian and African American) and thank god I wasn’t born during this time because I don’t know how I would’ve survived. Just like I don’t understand how my mom and grandma survived growing up in Mississippi being African Americans. It’s heartbreaking that so many people could behave like animals and go on with life like nothing happened. African American people just wanted peace, be excepted and live a decent life but were treated so terribly just from the color of their skin. Just pure ignorance. Thanks for sharing this story. It was hard to hear but a great history lesson to learn. You guys did a fantastic job on everything.

jbyers07 ,

Anxiously waiting for the final episode

I listened to the first 6 episodes in one evening and can’t wait for the final episode to be released! History is fascinating, and hearing the actual voices of people involved in Reeb’s death was incredible. Sad how the truth was distorted and covered up, we can and should do better.

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