Leo Frank Case

The unsolved murder of Mary Phagan

Table of Contents

I. Title

II.Letter from the editor

III.What happened

IV.Photograph's and description's of the people involved

V.Featured Articles

VI.Business Articles

VII.Advertisement

Letter from the editor

The following was a true event that took place in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1910's. Nothing in this newspaper has been altered. This newspaper will be about the murder and possible rape of Mary Phagan that took place on April 26, 1913 in the national pencil factory that she worked at weekly. This will also tell about what happened during the trials, Leo Frank, and governor Slaton. I chose to write about this article because i wanted you, the people to know more about this case and to get a better understanding of it.

What Happened

Leo Frank is a Jewish man that was put on trial for the possible rape and murder of Mary Phagan. Many believe that Jim Conley, a black janitor, was the one that brought Mary Phagan to her demise. Governor Slaton decided that Frank was innocent which led to Slaton's decision to commute Leo's sentence to life imprisonment. He believed Frank would be set free after his innocence was fully established. Later on many riots took place all through Atlanta and a march to the the governor's mansion which led to him boarding a railroad station to take him out of state after his term as governor ended for his own protection.


Frank's sentence was shortened at the prison farm in Milledgville on the night of August 16, 1915 when many of the prominent citizens in Marietta, which was Mary Phagan's hometown, took Frank from his cell and drove him back to Marietta. The next morning, they hanged Leo from an oak tree.

Feature Articles

1. Stainless Steel- In 1913 Harry Brearly mixed chromium and steel together to make stainless steel. He is credited for creating it, but he was not the first one to come up with the idea. Leon Gillet first documented the invention of it, but he never understood its resistance. From 1911 to 1912 more people added their information to it and finally in 1913 it was a finished product.

2. First Military tank- The tank was originally designed so artillery could be transported to different placed at a faster rate and troops could have the kind of protection they needed. A colonel from the British army brought up the idea of a vehicle with armor able to get through enemy trenches and crush barbed wire. In 1914 it was tested, but it was not used until 1916 by the British army.

3. July 11,1914- Babe Ruth makes his his major league debut

Business Articles

1. The War Industries Board- One of the most ambitious and controversial concepts to come from Woodrow Wilson's administration was the War Industries Board (WIB), created in July 1917.

2. Economic Foundations of Twentieth-Century America- At this time, the government did not play a large role in American business policies, and the nation remained relatively isolated from international trade. But World War I (1914–18), fought in Europe and known at the time as "The Great War," marked a new era in international relations and business.

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