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Georgia Anti-Lynching Memorial

 
 
Georgia Anti-lynching Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, November 29, 2018
1. Georgia Anti-lynching Memorial
Inscription.  
In respectful memory of the thousands
across America, denied justice by lynching;
victims of hatred, prejudice, and ignorance.

Between 1880-1946,
~570 Georgians were lynched.

 
Erected 2018 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, ADL, Rabbi Steven Lebow, Temple Kol Emeth.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.072′ N, 84° 31.038′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Roswell Road and Larry McDonald Memorial highway (Interstate 75), on the right when traveling west on Roswell Road. Memorial is located at the Leo Frank Memorial site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leo Frank Lynching (here, next to this marker); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Georgia Historical Society marker - Leo Frank Lynching image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger
2. Georgia Historical Society marker - Leo Frank Lynching
Wisconsin Soldiers Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lemon St. Grammar and High School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Marietta National Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1˝ miles away); Marietta National Military Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
More about this memorial. The Anti-lynching memorial was conceived and funded by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation as a memorial with national implications to all victims of lynching. The memorial is located near the infamous Leo Frank lynching site (1915). Leo Frank was a Jewish American accused and convicted in the rape and murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. The evidence was circumstantial and tainted with strong antisemitic overtones. A posthumous pardon was granted on the grounds that the State of Georgia failed to protect Leo Frank while his conviction was being appealed.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lynching in the United States. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
2. Lynching in America. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
3. Lynch mobs killed Latinos Across the West. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
4. New Orleans to apologise for worst mass lynching in America's history. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
5. The U.S. Finally Made Lynching a Federal Crime Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
6. Re-dedication of Leo Frank’s Memorial. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
 
Additional keywords. Leo Frank lynching, Jewish Americans
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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