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Leo Frank case

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Creator:Dinnerstein, Leonard
Title:Leo Frank case
Date:2003 Oct. 10

Encyclopedia article about the Leo Frank case which is considered one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice in the legal annals of Georgia. A Jewish man in Atlanta was placed on trial and convicted of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old girl who worked for the National Pencil Company, which he managed. Before the lynching of Frank two years later, the case became known throughout the nation. The degree of anti-Semitism involved in Frank's conviction and subsequent lynching is difficult to assess, but it was enough of a factor to have inspired Jews, and others, throughout the country to protest the conviction of an innocent man.

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Subjects:Frank, Leo, 1884-1915--Trials, litigation, etc. | Georgia--Race relations--History--20th century | Antisemitism--Georgia--History--20th century | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2003-10-10
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