Last night's PBS documentary, “The People vs. Leo Frank,” has revived the mysteries and public curiosity: The century-old “whodunit,” CNN notes in one of its most popular articles today, touched on "every hot-button issue of the time: North vs. South, black vs. white, Jew vs. Christian, industrial vs. agrarian."
Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884 – August 17, 1915) was an American man who became the only known Jew to be lynched on American soil. The manager of a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia, Frank was convicted in the rape and murder of a pencil-factory worker, 13-year-old Mary Phagan. The case is widely regarded as having been a miscarriage of justice. It was the focus of many conflicting cultural pressures, and the jury's conclusion represented in part, class and regional resentment of educated Northern industrialists who were perceived to b
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Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States (load item map)
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