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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.

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4.7 out of 5
9.1K Ratings

9.1K Ratings

Essbeeaych ,

Excellent

I was a child when the terrible events covered by this story took place. Growing up in the northeast, I had no grasp about how Southern blacks, humans & Americans, constantly faced deeply rooted discrimination & racism on a daily basis. We all should learn from a story like this how wrong any belief system is that suppresses & abuses people based on skin color or ethnic origin. No doubt that this mindset still exists in the US, North AND South, with some politicians playing to those xenophobes & racists. When does it ever end?

zeph22211 ,

Commendable reporting !

excellent job in narration and how the events unfolded. Wish there are more podcasts out there on history which are this coherent.

Tau dub ,

Awesome

I love this podcast! It gave so much information in history, amazing journalism! I look forward to more.

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