7 2023

Museum of Southern Jewish Experience-Author Talk

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

Contact Abra Kaplan

In 1913, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found brutally murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. The factory manager, a college-educated Jew named Leo Frank, was arrested, tried, and convicted in a trial that seized national headlines. When the governor commuted his death sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by a group of prominent local citizens.

110 years later, Steve Oney, author of "And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank", will discuss why this chilling story of murder and revenge still matters — and why we’re still talking about it.

This is an in-person event at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

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