Reverend James J. Reeb marker

Reverend James J. Reeb marker


Selma, Alabama (AL), US
James Reeb was a (1/1/1927 – 3/11/1965) was a Unitarian minister who was murdered in Selma, Alabama while participating in the Civil Right marches from Selma to Montgomery. He flew from Boston after a telegram was sent by Martin Luther King for ministers to come to Selma to show solidarity.

Although three men were charged for the murder they were later acquitted by an all white jury of their peers. To this day nobody has been held accountable for the murder of Minister Reeb.

Just behind the marker is a mural for voting rights.
James Reeb was a (1/1/1927 – 3/11/1965) was a Unitarian minister who was murdered in Selma, Alabama while participating in the Civil Right marches from Selma to Montgomery. He flew from Boston after a telegram was sent by Martin Luther King for ministers to come to Selma to show solidarity.

Although three men were charged for the murder they were later acquitted by an all white jury of their peers. To this day nobody has been held accountable for the murder of Minister Reeb.

Just behind the marker is a mural for voting rights.
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By: tallturtle82

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