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Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story
August 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on July 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm
One event on August 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm
In 1913 Atlanta was a city in transition socially, culturally, and politically. The Old South had crumbled less than 50 years before, and the memory of the Civil War still hung heavy in the air. The Leo Frank story began that year on Confederate Memorial Day, April 26.
Thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to enjoy the festivities, but her life came to a sudden, violent end that day at the National Pencil Factory. Thus began a series of events that rank among the most tragic and indelible in Atlanta’s history. Although much of the evidence collected was questionable at best, factory superintendent Leo Frank was soon accused, tried, and convicted of the heinous crime. Numerous Oakland residents played key roles in the event. Lives of both the rich and the poor were forever changed.
Learn the stories behind this infamous story in this thought-provoking tour.
Students: (with ID) $6
Seniors: (65 and older) $6
Historic Oakland Foundation Members: Free
Please note that not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please use your discretion when planning your tour visit.