It was called the trial of the century, but the century was young. Nevertheless, in 1913 when Leo Frank, the 29-year-old superintendent of an Atlanta pencil factory, was charged with the murder of 13-year-old employee Mary Phagan, national attention was riveted on the polarizing trial. On the flimsiest of evidence, Frank was found guilty and sentenced to hang. After Georgia governor John Slaton commuted Frank's death sentence — a courageous decision that ended Slaton's political career — vigilantes (including the state's former governor) kidnapped Leo Frank from... More >>>