New South & Friends
Lifestyle and culture of people living in the "New South"!
Leo Frank & The Murder of Mary Phagan
Leo Frank was the manager of a pencil factory full of employed, young teen girls. One Saturday, Mary Phagan had gone into the factory to receive her weekly pay and was found, much later, murdered in the basement of the factory. Leo Frank was wrongly accused of the murder because the girls who worked there really just wanted a little attention and said that he had been a perverted boss and liked to look at girls and things of that nature. Jim Conley had said that he was a worker at the factory and would stand watch while Mr. Frank would "do his business" with the girls in his office. Jim had also told many lies about how Leo Frank would do awful things with the girls and other actions. Leo Frank was sentenced to life in prison, but was broken out of prison and hung by an angry mob of citizen s in the town where this all happened.
Thomas E. Watson
Jim Crow Laws
The suppression of black took a far more violent turn. Lynchings took place in Georgia. Especially in Atlanta and other big cities. While most lynchings were racially pointed, but not in the case of Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan.
Coca-Cola was a very popular beverage that many people in the 1900s bought and enjoyed. The ingredients of this soda were altered because of the hazardous materials they used.
Henry W. Grady
Henry w. Grady was a journalist and an orator who helped reintegrate the states of the former Confederacy into the Union after the Civil War.