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FBI reportedly probing '65 civil rights killing in Selma

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - The FBI is reported to be looking into the 1965 beating death of a Unitarian Universalist minister from Boston who was killed in Selma while doing civil rights work.

The Rev. James Reeb was among a group of ministers who traveled to Alabama in response to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s invitation to join the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march.

On the night of March 9, Reeb and two other white ministers had just finished dinner in downtown Selma at a historically black restaurant when they were attacked by a gang of whites.

The 38-year-old Reeb died two days later. Three men charged with the killing were acquitted by an all-white jury.

Reeb's daughter, Anne, said an FBI agent told family members the case is being pursued.

Information from: The Anniston Star, http://www.annistonstar.com/

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