Mary Phagan Kean - The murder of little Mary Phagan
This is the true story of the murder of little Mary Phagan by Leo M. Frank, her superintendent at the National Pencil Company; Leo Frank's lynching by outraged citizens after his death sentence was commuted; and the century-long effort by Frank's Jewish co-religionists to exonerate him, ending with his pardon in 1986 by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles - which specifically refrained, however, from exonerating Frank.
In spite of the fact that the author Mary Phagan (now Mary Phagan Kean) is the great-niece of little Mary Phagan, and naturally has strong emotions about the case, this book contains the most balanced account of the case so far, as Ms. Kean has gone back to the complete trial record, and studied it extensively. She corrects the false statements that are used in most accounts to convince readers or viewers of Frank's innocence, while acknowledging that it it impossible to know with 100% certainty that Frank was the murderer.
This audiobook is published with the kind permission of Mary Phagan Kean.
The Mary Phagan Family Website
Leo Frank Archive
Leo Frank Research Library
The American Mercury
The Trial of Leo Frank read by Vanessa Neubauer - Slideshow