Two Grady College alumni will present "The Leo Frank Case at 100: Viewing One of the State's Darkest Hours through the Prism of Athens and the University of Georgia" Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collection Libraries.
Journalist and author Steve Oney (ABJ '79) will discuss two of the nation’s most infamous murders, which occurred in the Atlanta area a century ago. Oney, author of "And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank," will discuss issues of race, religion, journalism, justice and social class emanating from those murders, including the role of Athenians in the criminal proceedings.
Oney will be joined by Stan Deaton (ABJ ’86) senior historian and Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Historian at the Georgia Historical Society.
"Steve Oney is a gem of a writer, and a gifted storyteller," said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College. "He and Stan Deaton will enthrall the audience, bringing a troubling and important part of Georgia history to life as only they can. Grady is proud to welcome back two of its beloved alums for what promises to be a memorable event."
Food comforts. Food inspires. Food communicates. Food, the tie that binds, is probably why so many graduates from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication go on to discover their recipe for success is in the culinary industry.
Four Grady alumni talked recently about how they got their start, what skills they learned at Grady that still help them and why the food culture is so strong today. Special thanks to the following professionals for sharing their thoughts.