Sunday, March 9, 2008

A historical marker is erected in Georgia to remember an Jewish man who was lynched

According to, a historical marker was erected in Georgia to mark the spot where Leo Frank, a Jewish businessman, was lynched.

In 1913, Leo Frank was found guilty of killing a 13 year old Mary Phagan; however, the state of Georgia writes in the marker says the verdict was "controversial [and was] fueled by societal tensions and anti-Semitism."

In 1915 he was kidnapped from the prison, taken to Marietta, and hanged.

The marker states further states "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."

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