Mary Phagan: Mary Phagan Kean (b. June 5, 1954), Namesake and Grand Niece of little Mary Phagan (1899 to 1913).
Question: What would Mary Anne Phagan (June 1, 1899 – April 26, 1913) look like in her late 50′s, if Leo Frank hadn’t strangled her to death? Answer: Mary Phagan Kean (b. June 5, 1954) her grand niece and namesake
Mary Phagan Kean, a self-proclaimed “military brat”, was born in the Southern State of Georgia. Phagan Kean is one of those truly rare and insightful historian-scholars willing to subdue her own emotions and biases, to apply the dispassionate researchers eye on one of the most tragic and sensational historical events of the early 20th century. What makes Phagan-Kean’s dedication to neutral historiography even more ironic, is the familial relationship to her namesake little Mary Anne Phagan (June 1, 1899 – April 26, 1913). Moreover, despite the complex political, social and racial tensions surrounding the Mary Phagan murder, Phagan Kean has spent nearly her entire lifetime fearlessly studying this early 20th century case with a skeptical, analytical and critical eye since she was thirteen years old (1966).
In 1913, Mary Phagan was Age 13
In 1913 as little Mary Phagan grew increasingly weary of her boss Leo Frank continuously making uncomfortable innuendos, bothersome pesterings and obnoxious sexual advances, she rebuked him with greater frequency and intensity, leaving him frustrated, scornth, rejected, and evermore determined to get even.
A crime of passion that should have been regarded as nothing more than a quickly solved murder mystery, and logical conviction, involving the archtype of an upper-status, high-profile, highly-functional serial pedophile — infatuated with one of his own teenaged employees who repeatedly rejected him — has instead, by fiat of collective Jewish neurosis and persecution pathology, been transformed into another warfront in the ongoing century-long Jewish culture war against the United States of America and all of Western Civilization.
The century long attempts, by individual members and groups among the larger Jewish community, at rehabilitating the historically disgraced reputation of Leo Frank, has all the flavorings of “Jewish Cultural Marxism”, with Jews playing the role of aggressive victim-parasites instigating a subversive revolutionary conflict of agitation against the Gentile host’s culture and system of Law and Justice. Like the HIV virus that causes AIDS and destroys the immune system of the host bodies it occupies, Jews are working relentlessly to destroy the immune system of the Western countries they occupy, by smearing the patriots and defenders of Western Civilization, as hate criminals, and buying politicians who will vote for the enactment of thought crime laws with harsh sentences. Where the Jews can not manipulate laws because of constitutional protection of the Constitution, they work socially to marginalize patriots as dangerous extremists and domestic terrorists.
The Roman Gambit: Jews Using Gentiles to do their Dirty Work
In the years of the Leo Frank case (1913 to 1915) Jews recruited a number of Gentile writers to produce pamphlets, booklets, magazines and newspaper articles romanticizing Leo Frank as a noble victim and blaming his Negro step-and-fetch-it James “Jim” Conley for the crime, this was done to down play the overwhelming majority of newspapers owned by Jews waging a Jewish defamation campaign against Georgia, Southerners and Southern Culture. In the 21st century, we see no end to campaign of smearing Southerners as convicting Leo Frank because of “anti-Semitism, and not the facts”.
But with the internet age maturing and blossoming, the Jewish monopoly over the mainstream media is in gradual but terminal decline, so its time to plunge a one inch thick uranium stake into the black heart of Jewry, so this poor little teenage girl can finally rest in peace, without the pom-poms of Jewish pedophile cheerleaders shouting Rah Rah Leo Frank, over her sacred grave.
Almost exclusively over the last 100 years, the books romanticizing Leo Frank as a tragic martyr of Gentile culture have been written by Jews, this web site intends to put an end to this Jewish hoax, by letting everyone know what really happened. This Leo Frank research library is doing something no one else has ever dared to do, for the first time since the dramatic finale of the Leo Frank case on August 17, 1915, we are making the elusive 1,800 page official Georgia Supreme Court Case documents on Leo Frank, free to the public. This massive legal file had once been locked away in the vault of the Georgia State Archive since 1913, but now is available for the public to read in unaltered high resolution images. Please set aside the time to read and study the Leo Frank GA Supreme Court Case File available on www.LeoFrank.org the Leo Frank Research Library and Archive! Since this web site gets regularly attacked by Jewish hackers, we intend to make this legal record on other online libraries.
Looking Back on the Leo Frank Case with New Eyes
Phagan-Kean is not only deeply knowledgeable on the subject of the 1913 murder of little Mary Phagan and the complicated Leo Frank epic saga that ensued, but she is also one able and willing to annihilate the ego within herself concerning this contentious subject and apply a dispassionate researchers lens on all perspectives, facts, evidence and testimony pertaining to the case, this includes presenting the case from both sides equally, from the State’s Prosecution and the Leo M. Frank defense positions.
Steve Oney Frankite Superstar DJ Spinning the Leo Frank Case
Not even the highest Frankite grandee, the Jewish-American tabloid journalist-author Steve Oney, can truly say his faux-neutral, myopically toady analysis and well written spin, isn’t pretentious, denigrating, mocking, oozing with ego, and shamelessly biased on behalf of Leo Frank. Not to mention, Steve Oney’s book is filled from beginning to end with numerous errors, omissions and fabrications, many that do not stand up to even minimal scrutiny.
You Be the Jury: Read Mary Phagan-Kean’s book.
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What makes Phagan-Kean so special and unusual in regards to being a dispassionate researcher, she is also willing to put all the facts, evidence and testimony on the table from both sides of the case — in a cogent and impartial manner — in front of the public, open minded readers and neutral observers – including diehard Frankites, to let people decide for themselves. In her seminal book ‘The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’, she ultimately lets the public make their own independent decisions on what makes sense and what does not, without forcing any opinions on the reader by spinning the case. Nor does she force conclusions on the reader, and she does NOT fabricate evidence like Steve Oney, Leonard Dinnerstein, Golden, Melnick and Alphin – fabrications that are easy to check now that the Georgia State Archive has digitally scanned the official Georgia Supreme Court Leo M. Frank case files.
Very few people can claim they have devoted their entire life to the study and research of this tragic and horrifying “double strangulation” murder with a neutral eye. Indeed the Leo Frank affair is arguably the most famous case in US history, a 2 year epic saga rocking the nation and media at the time and still capturing the imagination of the masses more than 100 years after the trial ended with the conviction and hanging of Leo Frank.
Congratulations to Mary Phagan Kean for being the only contemporary author writing about the Leo Frank case that can be independently verified to be a fair, impartial and neutral author.
Jewish Tribal Behavior: Blind Loyalty and Self-Deception Even For Pedophile, Rapists and Stranglers
When modern independent scholars look back on 100 years of the written and cinematic history concerning the Leo Frank case, through the metaphor of “an eagle flying above in the heavens, seeing the whole of the forest, and not just the individual trees”, and compare it against the dry leaves of the official trial and appeals records (1913 to 1915), it reveals a very ugly, malicious and hidden side of the Jewish community, one most Gentiles were not fully aware exists interwoven in the DNA of Jews, unless one studies the cycles and patterns of Jewish history and social culture.
Jewish Criminal Conspiracy
A Jewish Criminal conspiracy of tribal trouble-making is an integral part of the collective psyche of Jews, expressed and revealed in their behavior, as something deeply ingrained in Jewish culture and genetics that transcends time and space. The Internet has brought the truth of Jewish history to light, even though Jews adamantly deny it and have pushed for laws in numerous countries to make it illegal to criticize Jews. In Europe you can go to jail for up to 5 years for telling the truth about the Jews and their history as an extended crime family without borders. America is the last bastion of free speech, but for how long, with a powerful Jewish lobby working behind the scenes? How long until it becomes illegal to tell public that Leo Frank made an admission on the witness stand at his trial that amounted to a murder trial confession?
During and after the Leo Frank trial the Jewish community bared the full extent of its uncompromising treachery, criminal activity and self-deception, showing what lengths individual and groups of Jews were willing to go, on behalf of one of their own tribal kinsmen, irregardless if they knew deep down inside, Leo M. Frank was guilty of murder by the preponderance of the testimony, facts and evidence. Part of being Jewish means being able to deceive themselves against the grain of the evidence and actually believe Leo Frank was innocent, even after he made 4 separate and distinct confessions sustained by all the evidence and testimony. One thing that Jews individually and collectively are better at doing than anyone else in the human population is convincing themselves lies are true.
From Jewish sexual predator to Jewish Superhero
To make matters worse, for 100 years the Jewish community has been relentlessly and aggressively attempting to rehabilitate, romanticize and idealize Leo Frank, attempting to transform this Jewish pedophile rapist, whore monger, serial wife cheater and violent strangler into a noble martyr and promethean Jewish hero, who was stoic in the face of a collective gentile conspiracy of anti-semitism, prejudice and race hatred. That Jews would go to great lengths to rehabilitate an admitted child killer is proof that Jews are incompatible with Western Civilization. Jews should be registered as a threat to national and international security, and the full might of the US Military in their war on terror should be redirected at these domestic terrorists.
The Southerner Perspective: Two Faces of One Case
On one side, the defense side of the case, the Leo Frank case evolved into an anti-Gentile Blood Libel and anti-Southern cause celeb for the Jewish community (nationally and internationally), and on the other side, Southerners became incensed with the relentless Jewish media defamation war waged against them and the unrelenting efforts to build national support for emotionally exonerating and rehabilitating Leo Frank, this is despite vindication of the Georgia Courts by the United States Supreme Court.
Passions and emotions over the case were running deep and high on all sides back then, even if some Jews at home in Georgia were quietly nursing their wounds. The Jewsmedia circus was interpreted by Southerners as a collective Jewish effort to subvert the Constitution and the very fabric of the United States system of Justice. Western Civilization is terminal with a Jewish cancer that is working to destroy its traditions and heritage, its time for aggressive chemotherapy directed at this disease.
Jewish Cultural Terrorism Coming to it’s crescendo 2013 to 2015
With the double centennials coming into fruition, and the Jewish propaganda on the Leo Frank case accelerating at an unprecedented pace, we should expect a firestorm of Jewish manufactured controversy erupting between 2013 and 2015. Sadly, more Frankite media, books, dramatizations, magazine articles and newspaper articles have come out on behalf of Leo Frank in the decades surrounding the turn of the 21st century, than at any time during the last 100 years after the case ended in 1915. The distortion of the Leo Frank case has a distinct Jewish stench, and it’s time to take out this trash, so it can be taken away to the landfill dump of humanity.
One Woman Against the powerful Jewish Lobby, Community and Jewsmedia Juggernaut
What makes Kean a stone fortress and lighthouse tower of light and truth surrounded by a sea of Jewish darkness, shit storms and pathological lies, is she has written the most neutral account to date on the August 26, 1913, bludgeoning, rape and strangulation of Mary Phagan and the subsequent August 17, 1915, lynching of Leo Frank, including the aftermath of this case, up until the highly political ADL sponsored Leo Frank pardon without exoneration on March 11, 1986.
Mary Phagan Kean is truly a rare and special woman, one who seems reticent these days and who is regularly smeared by hate filled Jews in the reviews section concerning her awesome book listed on amazon.com. Go read on Amazon.com and witness the Jews reaching deep into their fat cottage cheese asses, pulling out glatt kosher human feces and smearing it on Phagan-Kean.
We are asking each and every person who reads these words to go right now to amazon.com, search for the book ‘The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’ by Mary Phagan Kean and buy a copy of it, read it and if you feel it was honest and worthy attempt, please write a positive review about it on amazon.com.
The Leo Frank Case and Jewish Cultural Terrorism
Mary Phagan Kean wrote a refreshing book completely contrary to the constant onslaught of re-engineered and re-written Jewish regurgitation published and produced over the last 100 years. Publications by Jewish and Frankites are funded by grants, endowments, tax payer dollars, aggressive members of the growing Cult of Leo Frank (the Frankites) and the tireless collective Jewish hate monger community, which is waging a dirty social campaign that seems to have no end.
The Leo Frank Anti-Semitism Hoax propaganda movement after 100 years of aggressive proselytizing, has finally made the Leo Frank martyr mythology appear to be a popular cultural, mainstream orthodoxy and dogma (check out Jewish controlled www.wikipedia.org), thus it has become another victory for the Jewish political correctness newspeak movement against the United States of America and all of Western Civilization. As a result, Frankites who write and publish works on the subject that tow the Jewish party line are rewarded handsomely and get rave reviews in the Jewsmedia, ensuring sales and speaking tours galore, and don’t forget all the write ups in prominent newspapers, magazines and periodicals, irregardless of how unabashedly dishonest the works spin and deviate from the truth, they are given kudos. The Jews label their pathological lies and re-written pseudohistory as “creative artistic license” or “literature” as in the case of the Broadway Musical ‘Parade’.
This popular culture martyr myth making of the Leo Frank pogrom has evolved into a kind of fantastic dogmatic religious orthodoxy that is dramatized into broken record mantras and renditions about supposed anti-Jewish bigotry, because most people who produce revisionist works on the subject of Leo Frank and Mary Phagan are almost always Jews or PC goyim, fanatical diehard Leo Frank partisans or born again Frankites, who have utilized the case for a most disgusting purpose, to perpetuate the myth that Jews are innocent bystanders eternally persecuted as victims of unwarranted and un-instigated hate in Gentile societies. However history shows that Judaism produces the revolutionary animal that is always at war with the civilizations it occupies. Antagonism and instigation of tensions are institutions within the Jewish heirarchy and deeply programmed in the Jewish genetic algorithm.
The International Jewsmedia
The central Jewish political tenets of the Leo Frank case are successfully force fed on the public through various media machinations, by skillful Frankites, who carefully spin the case with the highest levels of subtle dishonesty, achieved by intentionally leaving out all the overwhelming majority of facts, testimony and evidence which convicts Leo Frank beyond a reasonable doubt. As a result the Leo Frank case has made it impossible for Jews to hide the grotesque reflection of truth about their collectively unreasonable, treacherous and perfidious minds always at war with Gentiles and Western Civilization.
The Jewish Smear
Moreover this odd Jewish cult of personality formed around a pedophile has become such an aggressive cultural weapon that anyone who might suggest Leo Frank was guilty will get smeared and ruined as an anti-Semite by the racist and terrorist Jewish community.
Why you should buy and read this book
Read this ground breaking and definitive book,’The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’, to learn what really happened, it also provides insight from the loving and loyal Family that had to endure the tragic loss and the ugly criminal politics that ensued by the Leo Frank defense team, then and after the 1915 lynching, for more than a century by the Jewish Frankites (the fanatical cult of Leo Frank). This book is required reading for anyone that wants the most definitive account about the most sensational murder case of early 20th century America, available on: www.Amazon.com.
21st Century Jewish Lies
Today the strangulation murder of Mary Phagan has been reduced to nothing more than a plot device and catalyst for the glorification of Jewish suffering and persecution, at the hands of Southern Gentiles, as the popular dramatization and “Broadway” musical ‘Parade’ is being played out across the country in theater halls since 1998. What the musical is hiding behind its smokescreen of anti-Semitism is the racist plot Leo Frank blundered against his African-American nightwatchman.
The fictionalized docudrama film People v Leo Frank (2009) by Ben Loeterman was featured on PBS and is being played in schools and universities across the country to re-write history and misrepresent the Leo Frank case using the air of scholarly research.
In 2010 Elaine Marie Alphin published ‘An Unspeakable Crime, The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank’ for high school and college students. The book is easy to read, but is filled with so many misrepresentations of the facts, that reviewers on amazon.com have pointed out countless major errors made within its pages. This 2010 racist propaganda book on the Leo Frank case represents another misleading Frankite indoctrination and proselytizing attempt by the Jewish community from the Frankite Elaine Marie Alphin, used to poison the minds of high school and college students with lies and historical inaccuracies.
Page 1215 of the Atlanta Directory
Historic Directory Listing for Mary Phagan 1913, Atlanta, GA
Mary Anne Phagan (June 1, 1899 to April 26, 1913)
Review from Archive.org:
Available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, download: The Murder of Little Mary Phagan from www.Archive.org. Originally published in 1989, by Mary Phagan-Kean, the Great Niece of Mary Phagan. One of the most even-handed books written on the Leo Frank case in the last 100 years and is suggested reading for any student of the Mary Phagan murder cold case. This book is required reading for anyone that wants the most definitive account of the most sensational cold case of 20th century America, available on: www.Amazon.com
Alas, most of the books written on the subject of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank by Leo Frank partisans attempt to spin the case as a vast malicious Anti-Jewish conspiracy against the Northern Jew Leo Frank, this re-writing of history is delivered through a complicated cacophony of politically correct and biased racial propaganda, claims of regional and anti-Semitic bigotry, Jewish persecution and victimhood, and Jewish smears directed at those who do not take the pro-Leo Frank position like the State’s Prosecution Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey. All of this is done with excellent Hollywood style production to drown out and confuse the real immense amount of ineluctable evidence supporting the confessed guilt of Leo Frank.
The Truth is Stronger than the Belligerent Jewish Cacophony
Mary Phagan-Kean, is the first person in the last 100 years to present both sides of the Leo Frank Case neutrally, it is a radical change from the predominantly one-sided Jewish Leo Frank cult which has turned the Leo Frank case into an anti-Gentile ugly blood libel, known as the century long Leo Frank anti-Semitic ScapeGoat Hoax. What was nothing more than a cold case murder investigation into the violent beating, pedophile rape and strangulation of a little White Christian girl, has been twisted into a century of Jewish pro-Frank cultural “propaganda” by the Jewish community that has spared no expense in directing all its energy on behalf of rehabilitating Leo Frank, transmogrifying him from a psychotic child molester, violent pedophile rapist, sexual predator, prodigious prostitution panderer and convicted child-murderer into a stoic, innocent and heroic martyr of anti-Jewish prejudice.
Before we provide you with a long winded review of the book: The Murder of Little Mary Phagan (1989), start with an interesting and brief interview of Mary Phagan Kean published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in January 1999 by Clint Williams. The author of the article, Clint Williams makes a number of mistakes as most journalists do on the case, but he gets some of the gist of the saga across.
January 6, 1999
Leo Frank killed Mary Phagan, says grand-niece
By Clint Williams, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The 1915 lynching of Leo Frank, convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, is the stuff of books, movies and now a Broadway play.
None of them, says Mary Kean, get it right.
“The inaccuracies bother me,” says Kean, who has been a student of the infamous case since she herself was a 13-year-old girl named Mary Phagan after her great-aunt.
The first Mary Phagan was found strangled to death at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta on April 27, 1913.
Leo Frank, the factory’s manager, was convicted on the testimony of janitor Jim Conley, who said Frank ordered him to hide Mary’s body in the factory basement and plant a note on the body blaming the crime on “a
light-skinned [dark-skinned] Negro.”
August [June 21] 1915, days after his death sentence was commuted to life in prison, a group of about two dozen men from Marietta snatched Frank from the Georgia Work Farm Prison in Milledgeville. Frank was lynched from an oak tree on Frey Gin Road in Marietta.
The musical “Parade,” which opened in New York in December  and is expected to run through April, takes the [false] position of many other retellings of the crime: that Frank was wrongly accused and the victim of virulent anti-Semitism. In most dramatic accounts, the death of Mary Phagan is little more than a plot device that triggers the chain of events leading to the lynching, the focus of “Parade.”
“Mary Phagan was the victim,” says Kean. “He was the murderer.”
That is not any sort of emotional, knee-jerk conclusion, says Kean, who answers her telephone at work, “Mary Phagan Kean.”
“I’m not just the victim’s namesake, I’m a student of the case.”
Over the years, Kean has spent thousands of hours studying original court records and scrolling through microfilm copies of newspapers of the era. Much of her research is found in Kean’s book, “The Murder of Little Mary Phagan,” published in 1988.
The family history that has consumed Kean as an adult was unknown to her as a child. Kean, a self-described “military brat,” grew up knowing nothing about the lynching of Leo Frank and the murder of her great-aunt.
It wasn’t until an eighth-grade history teacher asked her if she was related to the famous Mary Phagan that she learned from her father the story of the girl whose name she carries.
“My father sat me down, we had a glass of milk, and explained it to me,” Kean recalls.
Her father gave a brief account of the murder and lynching and tried to explain the historical significance. The case was famous, Kean’s father said, because it was the first time in the South that a black man’s testimony convicted a white man. The case was cited as the cause for the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and the creation of the Anti-Defamation League.
When the family moved to the Atlanta area, Kean says, more people asked about her name. So she began reading all she could about the incident.
“I’d go to rummage sales and look for books about the case,” Kean says.
Her reading sparked her research.
“I wanted to know, I needed to know: Is what they are printing true?”
Much of what has been printed–or put on stage–isn’t true, Kean insists.
The suggestion that Frank was railroaded because he was Jewish is off the mark, she says. There were no bloodthirsty crowds shouting, “Hang the Jew” outside the courthouse, she says.
“I think the way this was covered so heavily in the papers, if that sort of thing had happened it would have been written about,” Kean says.
Pulling out a photocopy of a 1913 Atlanta Constitution story about the trial, Kean reads the headline: ” ‘Good order kept in court by vigilance of deputies.’ Does that sound like what they’re saying today?”
Modern tellings also suggest that class conflict had a role in the lynching of Leo Frank. Poor Southerners working in factories resented their rich Northern bosses. The implication, Kean says, is that Mary Phagan was poor white trash.
The Phagan family was middle-class, Kean says. Mary’s stepfather was a cabinetmaker and her grandfather a wealthy Marietta businessman.
When the family moved from Marietta to East Point, Mary Phagan couldn’t get a desk at her new school, Kean explains, so Mary was working at the pencil factory until the start of the next school year.
Kean again reads from a 1913 newspaper article.
“From her looks,” a story about the testimony of Mary Phagan’s mother states, “the Phagan family is above the station in life from which come children who toil in factories.”
Perhaps most galling to Kean is the contention that Frank was wrongly convicted.
There is ample evidence in the court records to prove Frank was the killer, she says. Frank was caught in contradictions during the coroner’s inquest, Kean notes, and he refused to be cross-examined by the defense.
Kean also offers what could be called linguistic evidence. The note left with the body must have been dictated by Frank, she says. The use of the word “Negro” indicates a Northerner is the author, she says. A Southerner would use the word “colored.”
The 1986 pardon of Frank cited by his modern-day defenders, Kean says, was granted without attempting to address guilt or innocence.
“I think that the truth isn’t really told about Leo Frank,” says Kean. “He is not a martyr, he is a murderer.”
But that doesn’t mean the lynching was justified, Kean says.
“I think it’s a very horrible thing that happened to Leo Frank,” she says.
Convinced Frank is the killer, the only mystery for Kean in the Mary Phagan case is who is putting a red silk rose on the dead girl’s grave.
Over the last several months, every week or so, a single red rose appears on the grave. About a dozen are now planted there.
“That is so sweet,” Kean says. “It means so much to my family.”
Some of the members of the Phagan family at the funeral of Mary Phagan one Tuesday, April 29, 1913.
Left to Right: Ollie Mae Phagan, Frances Phagan Coleman, J. W. Coleman, Ben Phagan, Lizzie Marietta Durham
The Tomb Stone of Mary Phagan (left)
The Tombstone of Mary Phagan’s Mother (right)
2011 Book Review of ‘The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’ by Mary Phagan Kean
The book, ‘The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’ by Mary Phagan Kean (the great grand niece of Mary Phagan) is probably the most even-handed book written about the 1913 subject and its aftermath. ‘The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’ by Mary Phagan Kean, details the most infamously contentious and nationally covered early 20th century rape and strangulation cold case investigation, including the trial which led to the August 25, 1913, murder conviction of Leo Max Frank. The book also covers Leo Frank’s subsequent post-conviction appeals 1913 to 1915, the disqualification of Governor of Georgia, John M. Slaton from commuting Leo Frank’s sentence in June 21, 1915, leading to the crescendo of the whole ordeal with the August 17, 1915, lynching, followed by Frank’s highly Jewish racist and Jewish political posthumous pardon without exoneration in 1986 (forgiveness, but the Guilt was not overturned, preserving the verdict of the Jury).
Ironically and not obvious, the 1915 commutation and 1986 pardon, affirmed the guilt of Leo Frank as part of a very long series of legal review and rulings that all preserved the guilty verdict of the Jury.
Who is Leo Frank?
Leo Frank was born in Cuero, Texas April 17, 1884. His family moved 3 months after his birth to Brooklyn, NY, where Frank was raised and educated before going to college upstate in Ithaca. Frank matriculated into Ivy League Cornell University as an Engineering student in 1902, and after graduating in 1906 he worked for about a years time. A career opportunity was presented to him during a trip to Atlanta and for it he traveled to Germany in late 1907 with the intention of diligently studying pencil manufacturing during a 9 month apprenticeship. On completion of a pencil manufacturing training, Leo Frank moved to Georgia in August, 1908, starting a new life in the South. From the start of his new career working for the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, Frank evolved upward briskly, becoming superintendent, accountant, manager and some would say later in his career part owner. The factory was located right in the heart of Atlanta, GA, at 37 to 41 South Forsyth Street and Leo Frank was the highest paid employee working on the ground at $150 a month.
During Leo Frank’s 5 years of tenure (1908 to 1913) at the National Pencil company, in 1910, Leo Frank married into a wealthy, prominent and established Jewish Selig-Cohen family who it has been said enabled the creation of the first synagogue in Atlanta.
Who is Mary Phagan?
Thirteen year old Mary Phagan (1899 to 1913), an employee of Leo Frank had begun working at the pencil factory sometime in Spring of 1912, about 50+ weeks. She worked just down the hall from Leo Frank on the 2nd floor. Phagan worked in the metal room, in a section called the tipping department, her job was inserting erasers into the empty brass metal band tips that were attached to the pencils in final manufacturing production stages. Mary Phagan worked 55 hours a week for a salary of $4.05 (Koenigsberg, 2011) or little more than 7 cents an hour.
On Confederate Memorial Day, Saturday, April 26, 1913 at noon, Mary Phagan walked into the factory to collect her pay, she had been laid off because the supplies of metal had been depleted, she was never again seen alive after Leo Frank claimed he gave her a pay envelope.
Failed Clean-up Job:
The metal department, where Mary Phagan worked contained the only bathroom on the second floor, near where her blood and hair would be found by early bird employees on Monday morning at 7AM on April 28, 1913. By Then the word that Mary Phagan had been killed spread like wild fire.
A white powder haskolene was discovered suspiciously smeared and rubbed into fresh blood stains on he floor in the metal room in front of the girls dresing room. The 5 inch bloody stain had turned into a dusty pinkish-red as it bled through the white powder haskolene. Thus, it was immediately determined the “clean-up job” appeared to be a failed attempt to cover up the blood stains near where the murder victim it would be determined was accidentally dropped as she was being moved from the metal room to the factory basement two floors below by Jim Conley, the “step-and-fetch-it” and roustabout of Leo Frank.
Little Mary Phagan’s Life:
The labor Mary Phagan did at the pencil factory Spring of 1912 to April 26, 1913 was her small way of helping support her five siblings, and previously widowed mother, who remarried to a man named John Coleman in 1912. Mary’s step father knew Mary for 4 years and identified the hair found on the lathe machine in the metal room as Mary’s (see: Affidavits in the Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Archive).
The week before Mary Phagan’s murder, a shortage of metal supplies at the factory had led to a reduction in her work hours and she was temporarily laid off. Her wages which were normally about $4.05 for the shortened work week came to $1.20 for the hours she had worked prior to her being laid off.
On April 26, 1913, celebrated locally as Memorial Day (Confederate Memorial Day), Mary stopped off at the factory before meeting up at the parade with her friends, along with neighbor and co-worker George W. Epps at the designated location of Elkins Watson at 2pm. Later in the evening Epps ran over to Mary Phagan’s home, which was right around the corner from him, to find out why Phagan never showed up at their designated time. Mary Phagan’s family was already in a state of distress over the fact of her being unaccounted for, but they also thought she might have gone to stay with relatives. Mr. Coleman, Mary Phagan’s step father had looked for her at the Bijou theater that evening and found their th handsome Mr. Darley, foreman at the factory, who was married, he was not with his wife, but with one of the girls that worked at the factory. Why he was squiring around a girl at the factory there, tended to reveal a lot about the culture at the factory.
Noon, April 26 1913
When Mary arrived at the factory at 12:02 to 12:03, Marys pay was allegedly issued to her by Leo Frank according to his pre-trial investigation statements. Leo Frank admitted to being the last person to see Mary Phagan alive in a virtually empty factory, as there were 4 people in the factory at the time Mary Phagan arrived on the State Holiday, when the normal number during the business week was more than one hundred. Immediately after receiving her pay, Mary asked Leo Frank whether or not the metal had arrived in the metal room or not.
There was conflicting testimony about what Leo Frank said concerning a question Mary Phagan asked him, “Has the metal come in?”. A Pinkerton detective and defense witness hired by the National Pencil Company contradicted Leo Frank about the answer Leo Frank had said to Mary after she had given the question. According to the Pinkerton Superintendent, Leo Frank allegedly responded, “I Don’t Know?”. Which possibly created a scenario with a “let’s find out”. It was very incriminating because murder evidence including a fresh blood stain and hair were found in the metal room.
April 27th 1913
In the early hours of Sunday, April 27th 1913 at around 3:17 AM in the morning, the night watch (“night witch”) Newt Lee made a phone call to the police. Newt Lee found Mary Phagans mangled body on a dirt mound near a furnace in the rear of the basement, with part of her bloody pettycoat wrapped around her head. Police reported there was evidence she had been dragged from the elevator face down by the arms, before being dumped next to the furnace, Phagan’s face was scratched up and completely covered with filth as if someone was trying to make it seem like she had been killed in the basement. The autopsy would reveal she had been hit on the face around the eye with a fist, there was also a damage to the back of her head that was likely caused when the occipital region of her skull hit the handle of the lathe (where her hair was found), her underwear had been torn open and was bloody, she had apparently been raped, beaten and eventually strangled with a 7 foot packing cord. One doctor testified under oath to several types of specific rape-violence, vaginal inflammation and torn flesh damage, suggesting some kind of penetration either penile, finger or other.
The police after viewing the body of Mary Phagan in the factory cellar made several phone calls to Leo Frank, but unable to get in contact with him. The police were successful when they tried to get in touch with other people that worked at the factory. In the early morning they finally got Leo Frank on the phone and went directly to his home at around 7AM in the morning. The detectives arrived at his home asking Mrs. Frank to speak with Mr. Frank, asking him to accompany them to the factory. Like typical seasoned detectives, without telling Leo Frank what it was about, they observed him, suspicion fell on Frank because he appeared to be extremely nervous, trembling, rubbing his hands, pale, and appeared to be hung over, bumbling and agitated, Leo Frank also gave overly detailed and meticulous answers on very minor points, his voice was hoarse and he fumbled and struggled with minor tasks like fixing his shirt and collar.
Delay Going to the Factory
Moreover, Leo kept saying he hadn’t had breakfast and kept asking for a cup of coffee, trying to delay going to the factory even though it was an unknown emergency. Once in the model T Ford police car, the Police asked Leo Frank if he had known who Mary Phagan was and he denied knowing a Mary Phagan saying he would need to check the accounting books he managed to be sure. This would become an important point at the trial, because Mary Phagan had worked for a year on the same floor as Leo Frank, her work station was only a few feet away to the door where Frank would go to use the bathroom each day. Leo Frank had to pass directly by her to get to the bathroom. Other employees testified Frank knew Mary on a first name basis and got a little to close for comfort at times and he had been seen putting his hand on her shoulder. Phagan had also collected more than 50 pay envelopes from Leo Frank during her 1 year of employment and logged more than 2,500 hours of work on the Time clock inside Leo Frank’s office in front of where he worked.
Leo Frank flat out got caught in a lie about his not knowing Mary Phagan which tended to damage his credibility and left people wondering why he was trying to pretend not to know her when he often flirted with Mary.
After arresting and questioning the black sweeper Jim Conley, who was present at work for 2/3 of the day on the infamous Saturday, April 26, 1913, the police eventually after weeks of the third degree and 3 half-truth affidavits, got Jim Conley to agree to sign a sworn affidavit finally admitting he was an accomplice after the fact in regards to the murder of Mary Phagan. Conley admitted he was asked by Leo Frank to move the body of Mary Phagan to the basement and that he wrote four dictated “death notes” at the behest of Leo Frank, only 2 were discovered and they were scattered next to the head of Mary Phagan in the cellar when they found her next to the furnace.
The Murder Notes
The murder notes were very contrived and attempted to make it appear as if Mary Phagan had written the notes after she went to the bathroom and was assaulted there by the Nightwatchman. The notes where clear in their attempt to pin the crime and point guilt to the “long tall slim negro” night watchman Newt Lee (“night witch”) because they described him accurately. The notes left many people asking themselves when in history of the universe has a black man committed a murder and stuck around to write murder notes as if they came from the victim addressed to her mother describing the alleged predator-perpetrator.
The trial would make history, because it would be the first time in the United States of America, where the testimony of two black men Jim Conley and Newt Lee, along with affidavit by Leo Frank (State’s Exhibit B, 1913), an affidavit by a black mammy cook named Minola McKnight (State’s Exhibit J) would be a part of a case leading to the conviction and death sentence of a white man (Leo Frank) by an all White jury in the racially segregated South (where Negroes were second class citizens).
George Epps, The Newsie, April 26, 1913
Mary Phagan was a No-Show at 2 PM on April 26, 1913, for her meeting with George Epps, a friend and neighbor. George Epps provided troubling testimony to the police early in the investigation on Monday, April 28, 1913, stating that Mary had told him in confidence, that Leo Frank scared her and often made lascivious, inappropriate sexual innuendos and subtle sexual insinuations toward her. George Epps would later after the trial get kidnapped by Leo Frank defense team cronies and take to Alabama, there Epps was threatened with trickery and violence, he was forced against his will to recant his testimony against Leo Frank by signing a false affidavit under duress. Epps later confessed he was abducted by thugs working for the Leo Frank defense fund and forced under threat of physical harm to sign an affidavit specifically renouncing the testimony he gave to the police about Leo Frank intimidating Mary Phagan.
Who was the REAL Star Witness?
The Star witness was neither Newt Lee or Jim Conley, but a 14 year old White girl named Monteen Stover who cracked wide open Leo Frank’s alibi. Monteen Stover had come to the factory at 12:05 waiting till 12:10 to collect her pay envelope (minutes after Mary Phagan had arrived), but Frank was not in either his inner or outer office and he was not aware that Monteen Stover had arrived and waited for him five minutes in the place he swore he never left (his second floor office). Leo Frank swore to police he was in his office every minute from Noon to 12:35 PM (when Mrs. White arrived at 12:35 and startled Leo Frank). Leo Frank also told the Coroners Inquest Jury that he did not use the bathroom at all that day on April 26, 1913, but at his murder trial he would confess he went to the bathroom more than once. The importance of this contradictory statement was because the only bathroom on the 2nd floor was in the metal room, where Mary Phagan had been killed.
Leo Frank Murder Confession, August 18, 1913
On August 18, 1913, Leo Frank would counter the testimony of Monteen Stover (that Leo Frank was not in his office from 12:05 to 12:10), by stating, she might not have seen him either because the safe door was open and blocked her vision of him or he might have “unconsciously” gone to the bathroom during that time (12:05 to 12:10) in the metal room. Leo Frank had entrapped himself beyond escape, because the only bathroom on the second floor (State’s Exhibit A) was located inside the metal room, where the prosecution had successfully built a case that Leo Frank had murdered Mary Phagan. It was a shocking revelation and admission by Leo Frank.
Numerous frivolous appeal attempts by the Leo Frank Legal Defense Team to the Georgia Supreme Court, District Court and United States Supreme Court, were denied after careful review, with lengthy judgments written and rendered. The departing Governor of Georgia, John M. Slaton (who also happened to be a senior legal partner and owner in the same law firm which represented Leo Frank), decided to commute the hanging death sentence of his client, Leo Frank, to life in prison on June 21, 1915, this happened just days before the end of his last term as Governor. The conflict of interest infuriated the public.
The Fire Storm
The “Antisemite” Tom Watson through his popular Jeffersonian publishing company, called Leo Frank a sodomite and wrote five separate scathing reviews of the Leo Frank Case in January, March, August, September and October of 1915 issues of Watson’s Magazine (see Archive.org to read them all).
July 17th 1915
One month after the commutation of Leo Frank, he got shanked. Leo Frank had his neck slashed in prison by an inmate named Greene, who used a 7 inch butcher knife to sever his jugular vein. Leo Frank barely survived the wound thanks to two inmate doctors and the slashing was slow to heal in the hot humid Milledgeville summer of 1915 Georgia.
August 16 and 17, 1915
Almost 2 months later, after Leo Frank received clemency, a reduction of his death sentence to life in prison, a well organized group of about 25 to 35 men, many of which were from Georgia’s highest strata of politics, law and wealth, organized themselves into the ‘Knights of Mary Phagan’. This newly formed group of Georgia’s elite, sought to fulfill the death sentence verdict of the Jury and deliver righteous retribution in the form of “Southern Style Vigilante Justice”.
After much careful planning, Leo Frank was kidnapped from the minimum security prison he was housed, driven all through the night and then lynched in the early hours of August 17th 1915 from an oak tree near the town where Mary Phagan had formerly lived.
Leo Franks dangling body became a morbid public spectacle, photographs were taken and the pictures of Franks suspended body, gently twirling in the breeze became popular Justice post cards and victory memorabilia in the South, selling out almost instantly.
‘The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’
The book ‘The Murder of Little Mary Phagan’ is written by the namesake of the murder victim, Mary Phagan’s great grand niece named Mary Phagan Kean. When Mary Phagan Kean was a teenager, she discovered her given name was no mere coincidence. When people heard Mary Phagan Keans name they started asking her questions about whether she was related to the famous Mary Phagan who had been murdered long ago by Leo Frank in 1913. Mary Phagan Kean would learn a startling secret when she asked her family if she was a blood relative connected to the Mary Phagan who was murdered in 1913. When her family revealed the truth about her blood relation, Mary Phagan (Kean) immediately became insatiably curious about the investigation, trial and aftermath. Instantly becoming a life long student of the case, Mary Phagan-Kean devoted the rest her life and still to this day pours over the painstakingly vast archives of the case, reviewing every surviving documents surrounding the case, concerning the torture, rape and strangulation of her great grand aunt, 13 year old Mary Anne Phagan.
The ADL of B’nai B’rith
Leo Frank was the President of the 500-member B’nai B’rith chapter in Atlanta, Georgia. As a result of the conviction and aftermath in this national scandal and sensational trial, it would become the critical mass of “Antisemitism” catalyzing the formation of two American groups: the treacherous and Jewish espionage agency known as the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in October 1913 or ADL of B’nai B’rith (www.adl.org) for short, and spark the revival of the immune system of Western civilization, the defunct nativist and white ethnic nationalist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on Thanksgiving, 1915.
The Loud Mouths Slander
Jewish Scholars which overwhelmingly wrote the lion share of all the written books, articles, web sites, scripts and texts about the subject almost unanimously allege the investigation, trial, and conviction where part of a widespread bigoted Antisemitic conspiracy, a text book case of railroading and framing an innocent Jewish Man because of anti-Jewish racism and religious hatred. These books often leave out thousands of pages of the relevant facts to the case and trial showing Leo Franks guilt, and then instead spin the facts convenient to creating doubt about Leo Franks guilt.
Pardon without Exoneration
Pressure from the Jewish community and Jewish espionage spy agency ADL (Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith) with an affidavit from a lonely and senile octogenarian who had died, the former office boy of Leo Frank for 3 weeks in 1913, a man named Alonzo Mann, resulted in the highly political 1986 Georgian pardon of Leo Frank (without exoneration). They forgave Leo Frank of the crime, but kept his guilt intact and did not disturb the verdict of the Jury.
On March 11, 1986, a pardon without exoneration was issued by the board:
Without attempting to address the question of guilt or innocence, and in recognition of the State’s failure to protect the person of Leo M. Frank and thereby preserve his opportunity for continued legal appeal of his conviction, and in recognition of the State’s failure to bring his killers to justice, and as an effort to heal old wounds, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, in compliance with its Constitutional and statutory authority, hereby grants to Leo M. Frank a Pardon.
A number of fictionalized media dramatizations have been made about the trial in the form of plays, musicals, miniseries, docudramas and Broadway plays all created by Jews making a mockery of the life of Mary Phagan, idealizing and rehabilitating Leo Frank as an innocent victim of evil Antisemitism. The blood libel against the Leo Frank prosecution and European-Americans continues to this day by the Jewish community, though it is often couched and not always so open and loud as the unscrupulous smears and accusations coming from Frankite authors like Leonard Dinnerstein and Elaine Marie Alphin.
Let’s Not Forget the Confession Made By Leo Frank
The Jewish community won’t dare ever mention the “unconscious” bathroom murder confession Leo Frank made on the witness stand when he was giving his statement at the trial on August 18, 1913, to counter Monteen Stover’s testimony that he wasn’t in his office.
About the Book
The 4.7MB adobe PDF version of the book is available on archive.org for download. Please download this book and read it.
The book was published in English on September 25, 1989
References and Further Reading:
Available in Adobe PDF format, download: The Murder of Little Mary Phagan Published in 1987, by Mary Phagan-Kean, the Great Grand Niece of Mary Phagan. The only book on the Leo Frank case which is fair and balanced.
Available for review and download, please visit: Official George State Supreme Court Legal Files on the Leo Frank Case (volumes 1 and 2) high resolution images.
Song: The Grave of Little Mary Phagan
Georgia Supreme Court Case Files: http://www.leofrank.org/images/georgia-supreme-court-case-files/
See: Library of Congress Chronicling America “Leo Frank” newspaper search 1900 to 1922
Tom Watson’s Jeffersonian Newspaper, Images (80% complete), 1914, 1915, 1916 and 1917: http://www.leofrank.org/images/jeffersonian/
The Tom E. Watson Digital Papers Archive (recommended) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/watson/
Last Updated: April 26, 2012