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(Studio) Ku Klux Klan participation in murder trial of Leo Frank, Jewish busman. in Georgia, noted taking place 70 years ago. Mob lynching of Frank cited. Georgia officials' denial of posthumous pardon for Frank, in spite of witness testimony, reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Atlanta, Georgia) Evidence from drunken co-worker noted to help convict Frank in 1913 murder of young Mary Phagan at his Atlanta pencil factory. Photos shown and details of trial and subsequent mob lynching of Frank given. New evidence of Frank's innocence and appeals by Jewish groups for posthumous pardon for Frank reported Georgia board of pardons and paroles said denying this. [American Jewish Federal spokesperson Dr. Marvin GOLDSTEIN - comments.] [Clarence FEIBELMAN - recalls situation at time of trial.] New evidence of Frank's innocence, by Alonzo Mann as told to Tennessee newspaper, outlined. [MANN - says board did wrong thing.]
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews
- Andrews, Wyatt;
- Rather, Dan
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