The Trial of Leo Frank: Precursor to Peril?

  • April 17, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom virtual lecture

      Dr. Sylvia Solomon

Sylvia Solomon  (M.Ed, Ed.D) is an experienced educator who retired after more than 20 years of teaching and 14 years at the Ontario Ministry of Education. At the Ministry, among other initiatives, she was responsible for policy and resources for English Language Learners, the development of Standards for Gifted Programs and the revision of the entire Ontario High School Curriculum from five years to four. She has taught at all levels of public education including special needs/gifted and she was a Professor of Education at several universities including the University of Toronto, Queens and Ryerson.

After retiring she began presenting the Great Trials That Changed the Course of History course at U of T and Ryerson as well as at the Instituto d’Allende in Mexico and the 92nd St. Y in New York city.

The Trial of Leo Frank: Precursor to Peril?

Some say that perhaps no 20th century trial had more far-reaching effects on American society than the heinous trial of Leo Frank. Now largely forgotten, in its day it was on everyone’s lips. The degree of anti-Semitism involved in Frank's conviction and subsequent lynching is difficult to assess, but it was enough of a factor to have inspired Jews, and others, throughout the U.S. to protest the conviction of an innocent man.

The success of the Broadway musical Parade has rekindled interest in the Leo Frank case, and the case still spurs debate and controversy. What are the facts of the Frank case? Come and find out! 

This event is part of the Spring 2023 Speaker series. 

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