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Broadway's 'Parade' is based on the 1915 antisemitic lynching of Leo Frank

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The Broadway musical “Parade” is a retelling of the story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man from Atlanta, falsely accused and sentenced to the death penalty for the killing of a 13-year-old girl in 1913. Two years later, he was exonerated and lynched.

Steve Oney has studied the event since the early 1980s, met several people who attended the lynching and wrote the acclaimed book “And the Dead Shall Rise.” He joins host Robin Young.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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