Leo Frank

Today, I finally get to tell one of the most important histories of Atlanta. In 1913, Atlanta is only 50 years out of the Civil War, but there are still huge resentments between the North and South. Georgia’s child labor standards were the nation’s worst, with children as young as ten years old working. Populist, Tom Watson, was lighting the fire underneath the anti-Catholic, anti-black and anti-Jew rhetoric. 

In this climate, Leo Frank is charged with Mary Phagan's murder, tried, sentenced and then has his sentence commuted...only to be lynched in Marietta by the 'Knights of Mary Phagan'. If you don't know this story, you need to hear this episode!

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Shall-Rise-Murder-Lynching/dp/0679764232

http://bittersoutherner.com/from-the-southern-perspective/miscellany/a-hole-in-the-oheart-of-georgia-state-prison-farm-demolition

Map of all the Leo Frank-related sites:

https://www.bing.com/maps?v=2&encType=1&cid=B381A84E094A8587!217

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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