Pittsburgh: Leo Frank Play “Postponed Indefinitely” After Protests
The “need” for “diversity” and the supposed mental breakdowns from seeing Confederate flags are laughable and ridiculous, but the core point of the protesters is valid. Parade is indeed part of Jewish efforts to whitewash Leo Frank’s crime, of which he was certainly guilty, and to pin that crime on an innocent Black man. See leofrank.info for unbiased information on the case.
POINT PARK University’s spring production of Parade, a musical that pushes the Jewish agenda about Leo Frank, a Jewish sweatshop owner convicted of the 1913 sex killing of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old White girl in his employ, has been “postponed indefinitely” following protests by some Conservatory Theatre students. It is believed that many of the protesters were Black. The play follows the ADL agenda and tries to pin the murder on James Conley, a Black employee at Frank’s sweatshop, who was never charged with the crime.
The show was scheduled to be performed in April and was to be directed by Rob Ashford, a Point Park alumnus who worked on the Broadway production of Parade in 1998. Ashford, though not Jewish, is a homosexual and thus a favored minority under the ruling power structure. He was listed by the New York Observer in 2011 as one of “The New Power Gays” of New York City.
There is overwhelming evidence that Leo Frank — who was actually an ADL official — was guilty of the rape and murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913, but Parade presents a fictionalized account in which Frank is innocent and a Black man, factory sweeper Jim Conley, is guilty.
The Frank defense tried to frame another Black man, factory watchman Newt Lee, for the crime at first, but switched to accusing Conley when their first scheme backfired — investigators discovered that a bloody shirt they had been “tipped off” about and which was found at Lee’s home, was a fake. Not long afterward, a bloody club was found near where Jim Conley had been seen the day of the killing, but that was quickly shown to be a planted fabrication. Observers have noted that such fabrications and false accusations are hardly the acts of an innocent man.
It appears that Black students have had enough.
The protesters argued that there are “too few minority roles” in the show. They also “took issue with the show’s conclusion that implies that Jim Conley, a Black janitor and Frank’s main accuser, was the actual perpetrator of the crimes,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Point Park students also protested Parade because of its supposed “difficult imagery” — including Confederate flags, KKK hoods and a lynching — pointing to “their lack of faith in both the conservatory and the university’s ability to properly ensure the well-being of students participating in the production,” according to The Globe, the university’s student newspaper.
“Students were also concerned that this year would not be the correct time to put on the production, due to concerns of injustices faced by minorities both within the university and the city of Pittsburgh,” The Globe reported.
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Source: Jewish Chronicle and National Vanguard correspondents