This exhibition explored the momentous and tragic events surrounding the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Georgia in 1913 and the lynching of Leo Frank, the Jewish factory superintendent accused or her murder. The case has sparked more than a century of debate, Seeking Justice brings new insights to the events that led up to these murders, as well as the granting of a posthumous pardon for Leo Frank in 1986.
Set against the backdrop of the American South, Seeking Justice examines racial, religious, regional, and class prejudices in the early 20th century. The case, which shook the nation, galvanized the Anti-Defamation League and revived the Klu Klux Klan. The exhibition represented more than 20 years of research and collecting of archival materials.
The exhibition was organized by the William Breman Heritgae Museum, Atlanta, GA.
Funding for the New York presentation of this exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the Salo W. Jeannette M. Baron Foundation, Nancy Fisher, The Knapp Family Foundation, the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, and other philanthropic supporters.