Historic Jewish Atlanta: The Leo Frank Case

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Experience History at its Source!

Join Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours at the Marietta Museum of History for a special lecture on the Leo Frank case by legal expert Van Pearlberg.

One of the most infamous cases of anti-Semitism in America occurred on August 17, 1915 when Leo Frank, a Jewish businessman, was lynched in Marietta, Georgia.

Two years earlier, Frank had been accused, indicted, and convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan, a thirteen-year-old girl found murdered in the basement of the National Pencil Company factory where Frank was the superintendent.

After Georgia Governor John Slaton commuted the sentence from death by hanging to life in prison, a group of influential citizens from Marietta executed a bold plan to abduct Frank from his prison and lynch him in Marietta close to Mary Phagan’s ancestral home.

About Van Pearlberg: Deputy Attorney General and former Marietta City Councilman Van Pearlberg is one of the foremost experts on the Frank case.

Sunday 9/25, 2 PM, Marietta Museum of History
2 PM Welcome & Nosh
2:30 PM Leo Frank Lecture

Limited seats available. To register for this event, please RSVP at thebreman.org or call 678.222.3700.

FREE for Breman Museum Members
$10 for Non-Members

This program has been sponsored by a friend of the Breman Museum.

Co-Hosted by The Marietta Museum of History.

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By: The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

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