White Lies

By NPR

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Subscribers: 2597
Reviews: 14

Reb r
 Jul 20, 2019
Great journalism!

readerlab
 Jul 16, 2019
Amazing journalism.

David
 Jul 14, 2019
I would highly recommend this podcast for those who appreciate and enjoy great investigative journalism. This team must have spent countless hours of research and personal interviews to get to the bottom of this story.

Jim
 Jul 12, 2019
Important, though sometimes difficult to hear. Well done.

Rachel
 Jul 12, 2019
Very well done and important

Description

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
A Dangerous Kind Of Self-Delusion
4007
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
3083
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
3066
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
2700
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
3028
In 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
3473
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
3086
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
125
A new serialized podcast from NPR investigates a 1965 cold case. New episodes every Tuesday starting May 14.
May 06, 2019