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Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how several Oakland residents were involved in this Atlanta tragedy during this 75-minute guided tour.

This tour begins and ends with a murder. In the early hours of April 27, 1913, the body of 13-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta’s National Pencil Factory. Leo Frank, the factory superintendent and a Jewish man from New York, was accused of the heinous crime and tried on evidence that was questionable at best. Class tensions, anti-Semitism, and mob violence all played a role in the trial and events that followed, which rank among the most tragic and unforgettable in Atlanta’s history. Learn how several Oakland residents were involved in the infamous event during this thought-provoking tour.

Tour Info
This tour starts at the main gate (main entrance at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive) at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in at the volunteer desk inside the Visitor Center (located adjacent to the main gate) before meeting at the main gate.

Spaces are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Historic Oakland Foundation Members
Historic Oakland Foundation memberships include free tickets for special topic tours. Check your membership level before you purchase. Individual members receive one (1) ticket, dual members two (2) tickets, and family memberships four (4) tickets. Membership status will be confirmed before the tour.

Accessibility 

  • Not all areas of historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket.
  • ASL interpreter available if given 3 days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour.

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Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fear-and-accusation-the-leo-frank-story-tickets-841291715167

Venue

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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