A Witness Speaks: Episode 4 NPR White Lies Civil Rights Crime Podcast 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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The Sphinx Of Washington Street

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The Sphinx Of Washington Street

The Sphinx Of Washington Street

The Sphinx Of Washington Street

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Editor's note: This podcast contains explicit language that some may find offensive.

In Episode 4 of White Lies, we find an eyewitness to the attack on the Rev. James Reeb who says she has kept secret for more than 50 years who and what she saw on the night of March 9, 1965.

After decades of lies and silence, she finally comes clean. A clearer picture of what happened that night begins to come into focus.

But she also tells us something that changes everything we thought we knew about this case and the trial.

For a visual narrative of NPR's investigation into the murder of Reeb and its aftermath, visit npr.org/whitelies.