Leo Frank Lynching - GHS 33-1 - Cobb Co., GA
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N 33° 57.041 W 084° 31.008
16S E 729477 N 3759466
Quick Description: Georgia Historical Society marker, Leo Frank Lynching, located at Roswell Rd at Freys Gin Rd, Marietta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2008 7:03:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM450E
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Long Description:

Leo Frank Lynching


Near this location on August 17, 1915, Leo M. Frank, the Jewish superintendent of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, was lynched for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory employee. A highly controversial trial fueled by societal tensions and anti-Semitism resulted in a guilty verdict in 1913. After Governor John M. Slaton commuted his sentence from death to life in prison, Frank was kidnapped from the state prison in Milledgeville and taken to Phagan's hometown of Marietta where he was hanged before a local crowd. Without addressing guilt or innocence, and in recognition of the state's failure to either protect Frank or bring his killers to justice, he was granted a posthumous pardon in 1986.

2007.2 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, and Temple Kol Emeth 33-1

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHS 033-1

Date: 2007

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society, the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, and Temple Kol Emeth

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