White Lies


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 Jul 15, 2020

 Jun 16, 2020
If you got the disneyified version of the civil rights movement in school (like I did) I highly recommend this podcast as a way to better understand the long and ongoing history of racism in America.

 Feb 22, 2020

Idris Chandler
 Jan 24, 2020
This is a great representation of the ideas that persist in America. This is why we are what we are. It may be apart of your family dynamic. Definitely our history, and also our present. I dare you to ask your grandparents some questions.

 Jan 8, 2020


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.

Episode Date
White Lies presents The United States of Anxiety
White Lies presents an episode for the new season of WNYC's The United States of Anxiety. The series is about the unfinished business of American history and its grip on our future — their starting point is Reconstruction and its legacy today.
Jan 31, 2020
Bonus: A Strange And Bitter Crop
From the NPR podcast Code Switch: Eighty-five years ago, a crowd of several thousand white people gathered in Jackson County, Fla., to participate in the lynching of a man named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there, but didn't learn about Claude Neal until he was working on a research paper in high school. When he heard the story, he knew he had to do something.
Oct 29, 2019
A Dangerous Kind Of Self-Delusion
In our final episode, we examine the legacy of the Rev. James Reeb's death. We speak both to his descendants and to those of one of his attackers, exploring how the trauma and the lies that followed it affected both families.
Jun 25, 2019
Learn Not To Hear It
In Episode 6, we reveal the identity of the fourth man who participated in the attack on the Rev. James Reeb.
Jun 18, 2019
The X On The Map
In Episode 5, we search for the fourth attacker while digging into the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a black civil rights activist who was murdered in Alabama just weeks before the Rev. James Reeb. Jackson's killer was brought to justice in 2010. We look at his case for strategies to help solve Reeb's.
Jun 11, 2019
The Sphinx Of Washington Street
In Episode 4, we find a woman who says she knows who killed the Rev. James Reeb, because she was there. She's ready — for the first time in more than 50 years — to tell the truth about what she saw.
Jun 04, 2019
The Counternarrative
On Episode 3, we break down the conspiracy theory that emerged after the Rev. James Reeb's murder: that he was allowed to die or was killed because the civil rights movement needed a white martyr.
May 28, 2019
The Who And The What
In Episode 2, we unravel the aftermath of the Rev. James Reeb's murder: the arrest of three men and the defense brought at trial. We also track down the last living jurors.
May 21, 2019
The Murder Of The Rev. James Reeb
In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Ala. No one was ever held to account. We return to the town where it happened, searching for new leads in an old story.
May 14, 2019
Introducing White Lies
May 06, 2019