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—Chip Brantley and Andrew Beck Grace—return to the town 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.
This story is NPR's newest podcast, White Lies.
Please join us at All Souls Unitarian Church, where James Reeb was a minister from 1959 – 1964, for a special White Lies listening party. We'll listen to a segment of the podcast and then hosts Chip and Andy will lead a discussion and Q&A with some special guests, including Geri Mitchell. We'll also enjoy some music from All Souls and Friends and learn about the James Reeb Voting Rights Project.
6:15pm - Sparkling water, light refreshments and mingling
7:00pm - Program begins featuring White Lies hosts and special guests
8:30pm - Program ends, mingling continues
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.