55 minutes | Oct 1, 2020

19 | The Enigmatic Murder of Mary Phagan

Black versus white, North versus South, vigilantes and a deathbed confession. Join me for all this and more as we travel to Atlanta, Georgia in 1913 to learn about the tragic death of 13-year-old factory worker Mary Phagan – one of the most divisive cases in history. Was the right man found guilty, or was it impossible to hold a fair trial in a state riven by racial, religious and geographic tension that had been brewing ever since the end of the Civil War?Email: prashsmurdermap@gmail.comTwitter: @PrashsMurderMap Facebook: fb.me/prashsmapInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/prashs_murder_map/If you enjoyed the show, please consider supporting Prash’s Murder Map on Patreon; take a look at the rewards on offer for as little as $1 a month.Credits:Research, writing, narration and audio editing by PrashThanks to Ian and TG for the voice oversNo part of this episode may be reproduced or copied in any form without the written permission of Prash’s Murder Map.Sources:Anonymous, “The Frank Case: Inside Story of Georgia’s Greatest Murder Mystery”, 1913, produced in 2015 by Margaret Huffstickler, https://archive.org/details/LeoFrankCaseAtlantaGeorgiaGreatestMurderMystery1913_201503Digital Library of Georgia, “Tragedy in the New South: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank”, Exhibitions, Economic Transformation and Child Labour, Digital Public Library of America,https://dp.la/exhibitions/leo-frank/setting-atlanta-in-1913/economic-transformation-and-chESRI, “Anti-black racism in Georgia history”, arcgis story maps, https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=b7673ba74e3b4d95828bc573f049c8a1Leo Frank Case Archive, “Murder Trial Testimony”, https://www.leofrank.org/trial-and-evidence/murder-trial-testimony/Leo Frank Trial, 1913, “Testimony of Leo Frank”, Famous Trials website by Professor Douglas O. Linder, https://www.famous-trials.com/leo-frank/14-excerpts/48-testimonyfrankLittle, Becky, August 2019, “In 1912, this Georgia county drove out every black resident”, History.com, https://www.history.com/news/georgia-racial-expulsion-stacey-abrams“Machinist tells of hair found in factory lathe”, April 30th 1913, The Atlanta Georgian, Vol XI, No. 230, https://www.leofrank.org/library/atlanta-georgian/april-1913/atlanta-georgian-043013-april-30-1913.pdf“Mary Anne Phagan”, Find A Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11655/mary-anne-phaganMonroe, Heather, November 2019, “The Divisive Death of Mary Phagan”, https://medium.com/@hlemonroe/the-divisive-death-of-mary-phagan-1317c5e0c981Phagan-Kean, Mary, “Little Mary Phagan”, https://littlemaryphagan.com/about/Snyder, Franklyn Bliss, 1918, “The Ballad of Mary Phagan”, Famous Trials website by Professor Douglas O. Linder, https://www.famous-trials.com/leo-frank/38-balladTennessean Staff, “An Innocent Man was Lynched: Reporting exonerated Leo Frank in the murder of Mary Phagan”, Tennessean, https://eu.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2020/02/20/alonzo-mann-says-jim-conley-murdered-mary-phagan/4819312002/“The Night Witch Did It”, Famous Trials website by Professor Douglas O. Linder, https://www.famous-trials.com/leo-frank/36-notesWorthy, Larry, “Little Secrets The murder of Mary Phagan and the death of Leo Frank”, About North Georgia, http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Little_Secrets
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