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Lynching Of Leo Frank 1884-1915
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Lynching of Leo Frank (1884-1915), Marietta, Georgia. Accused of the rape and murder of a 13 year old girl, Frank's trial was biased by newspaper sensationalism and Anti-Semitism. After the lynching, half of the Jewish population fled Atlanta. Films based on the case are MURDER IN HARLEM (1935), THEY WON'T FORGET (1937), and MURDER OF MARY PHAGEN (1987).
December 4th, 2011
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