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100 Years Ago: Leo Frank Lynched By Mob In Marietta

Leo Frank was lynched by a mob in 1915.
Leo Frank was lynched by a mob in 1915.
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    A conversation with associate professor of history Clifford Kuhn

Today marks 100 years since Leo Frank was lynched by a mob in Marietta. 

During a conversation, Georgia State University associate professor of history Clifford Kuhn revisits the sensational murder case and subsequent lynching.  

In 1913, Frank was the Jewish superintendent of the National Pencil Co. in Atlanta.  

Mary Phagan was a 13-year-old employee of the factory. When she was found murdered — and presumably raped — Frank was accused of the crime.

Above, Kuhn set the scene on the first day of Frank’s trial in 1913.