Author to lecture on 1913 killing, lynching
The events surrounding the 1913 murder of young Atlanta factory worker Mary Phagan and the subsequent lynching of Leo Frank, a transplanted northern Jew who was her employer and accused killer, prompted the founding of B'nai B'rith's Anti Defamation League and the revival of the Ku Klux Klan.
Steve Oney, author of "And the Dead Shall Rise: the Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank," will be in town Thursday to discuss the case and share his conclusions.
The lecture, sponsored by Chabad of Charleston and the Low Country, will be at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Mount Pleasant, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Admission is $10, $5 for students, $180 for those interested in co-sponsoring the event. Sponsorship includes a pre-lecture cocktail reception at 6 p.m.
Oney's book won the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award for best work on the nation's legal system and the National Jewish Book Award for history.
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