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Even after 100 years, the events surrounding the murder of Mary Phagan and the trial and lynching of Leo Frank remain both disturbing and morbidly fascinating. Seeking Justice allows visitors to look at the momentous and tragic events of the years 1913-1915 through the lens of the societal and political tensions that existed in Atlanta at that time. The full exhibition provides an immersive experience for visitors, while an artifact only displays for smaller spaces conveys this story's significance in a more condensed manner.

 

Reviews

“Leo Frank’s story is important, not only for Jews, but for everyone who is interested in the fight for social justice. We admire the Breman for presenting the story in its historical context,         and we are proud to be able to present it to an audience that is not as familiar with the case.”  

David G. Marwell, Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

“The [Dallas Holocaust] Museum presents this exhibit... to revisit the case of Leo Frank and pose critical questions relating to individual and moral responsibility, respect for individual             difference, the fragility of the democratic process, responsible citizenship, and the importance of community.”

Chris Kelley, The Dallas Holocaust Museum 

“Considered one of the most sensational trials of the early 20th century, the Frank case seemed to press every hot-button issue of the time: North vs. South, black vs. white, Jew vs.              Christian, industrial vs. agrarian. The exhibition is a much needed re-examination of not only a very controversial case, but an examination of the set and setting that existed at the                time of the trial and ultimately allowed Franks's heinous murder to be committed.”
William Burtle,  High School History Teacher
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