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Listen to this: NPR podcast investigates 1965 murder of the Rev. James Reeb

‘White Lies’ retells the story of the murder of a white Unitarian Universalist minister and civil rights activist, which galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act but which the white residents of Selma, Alabama, refused to help solve.

Christopher L. Walton | 5/14/2019
Walker’s Cafe in Selma, in 2015

The Rev. James Reeb, the Rev. Clark Olsen, and the Rev. Orloff Miller ate at Walker’s Cafe (above, as seen in 2015), an integrated restaurant in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965. While walking back toward Brown Chapel AME for a civil rights meeting, they were attacked by white men and Reeb was mortally injured. (© 2015 Christopher L. Walton/UUA)