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White Lies
White Lies
NPR

On the morning of August 21, 1991, a group of Cuban detainees took over a federal prison in Talladega, Alabama, and demanded... more

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Episodes

The Boatlift

The story of the men on the roof didn't start with that prison takeover in 1991. It didn't start when... more

02 Feb 2023 · 49 minutes
The Men on the Roof

It all started with a photograph. A photograph from 1991 of a prison takeover in rural Alabama. A photograph of... more

26 Jan 2023 · 45 minutes
Season 2: Trailer

In 1991, a group of men took over a federal prison in rural Alabama. But these men weren't prisoners, they... more

24 Jan 2023 · 3 minutes
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... more

25 Jun 2019 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
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... more

18 Jun 2019 · 51 minutes
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... more

11 Jun 2019 · 51 minutes
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... more

04 Jun 2019 · 45 minutes
The Counternarrative

In Episode 3, we break down the conspiracy theory that emerged after the Rev. James Reeb's murder: that he was... more

28 May 2019 · 50 minutes
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... more

21 May 2019 · 57 minutes
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... more

14 May 2019 · 51 minutes
White Lies
The Boatlift
White Lies