In Their Own Words
August 17, 1915
Report on Leo Frank’s Body
Former judge Newt Morris arrived at the site of Leo Frank’s lynching outside of Marietta to find a frenzied crowd threatening to do even more violence to Frank’s lifeless body. Morris’ plea managed to calm the crowd:
“Whoever did this thing [lynching of Frank] left nothing more for us to do. Little Mary Phagan is vindicated. Her foul murder is avenged. Now I ask you, I appeal to you, as citizens of Cobb County, in the good name of our county, not to do more. I appeal to you let the undertaker take it.”
Source: Atlanta Journal, Aug. 17, 1915.