White Lies

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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 murd...Show More


1:06:48 | Jun 25th, 2019

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 i...Show More
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A good investigative piece about Alabama events directly after 1965. The hosts uncover evidence and interviews that might have otherwise bee...Show More

27:12 | Jan 31st

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 po...Show More
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26:55 | Oct 29th, 2019

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 ...Show More

51:23 | Jun 18th, 2019

In Episode 6, we reveal the identity of the fourth man who participated in the attack on the Rev. James Reeb.

51:06 | Jun 11th, 2019

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. Ja...Show More
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