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Leo M. Frank v. C. Wheeler Mangum

Leo Frank, a Jewish American, was the superintendant of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta when he was accused of murdering thirteen-year-old factory employee Mary Phagan in 1913. In a courtroom intimidated by an angry mob outside and with controversial testimony from key witnesses, a jury sentenced Frank to death by hanging. In June 1915, Frank's sentence was commuted to life in prison in Milledgeville, Georgia. Two months later, a mob broke into the prison, drove Frank to the outskirts of Atlanta, and hanged him.

Subject

Jews--United States | Lynching

Creator

Records of District Courts of the United States,
Record Group 21

Source

General Index Case Files, 1912-1959

Date

December 1920 - January 1921

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 14 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 720903

Coverage

Atlanta (Ga.)

Original Format

Paper
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