Today in History: Moore’s Ford Lynching Occurred


Moore’s Ford Lynching Marker

On this day 25th of July 1946, four African-Americans were shot dead by a lynch mob at Moore’s Ford, Walton County, Georgia, about eight miles from the town of Monroe.

“The grotesquely sprawled bodies of the victims–the Coroner said at least sixty bullets were pumped into them–were found in a clump of bushes beside a little used side road…The upper parts of the bodies were scarcely recognizable from the mass of bullet holes.”

The victims were Roger Malcolm, aged 24, Dorothy Malcolm, aged 20, George Dorsey, a World War II hero, aged 28, and Mae Murray Dorsey, aged 23. Four factors contributed greatly to the Moore’s Ford lynching.

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