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An Unspeakable Crime - The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

Elaine Marie Alphin

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Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder? On April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to meet friends at a parade in Atlanta, Georgia. But first she stopped at the pencil factory where she worked to pick up her paycheck. Mary never left the building alive. A black watchman found Mary's body brutally beaten and raped. Police arrested the watchman, but they weren't satisfied that he was the killer. Then they paid a visit to Leo Frank, the factory's superintendent, who was both a northerner and a Jew. Spurred on by the media frenzy and prejudices of the time, the detectives made Frank their prime suspect, one whose conviction would soothe the city's anger over the death of a young white girl. The prosecution of Leo Frank was front-page news for two years, and Frank's lynching is still one of the most controversial incidents of the twentieth century. It marks a turning point in the history of racial and religious hatred in America, leading directly to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League and to the rebirth of the modern Ku Klux Klan. Relying on primary source documents and painstaking research, award-winning novelist Elaine Alphin tells the true story of justice undone in America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Orton

Length:

3h 31m


Chapters

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02:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:54