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June 25, 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.
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66 min
June 18, 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.
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51 min
June 11, 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.
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51 min
June 4, 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.
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45 min
May 28, 2019
The Counternarrative
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.
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50 min
May 21, 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.
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57 min
May 14, 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.
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51 min
May 6, 2019
Introducing White Lies
A new serialized podcast from NPR investigates a 1965 cold case. New episodes every Tuesday starting May 14.
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2 min
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