Moore’s Ford Bridge

The 1946 Georgia lynching was a quadruple killing that took place in the northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia in the summer of 1946. While it’s been said that it was done on the bridge in Walton and Oconee counties between Monroe and Watkinsville, the incident actually occurred on a dirt road in Walton County near the bridge. The case attracted national attention. While the FBI investigated in 1946, it was unable to prosecute. New publicity in the 1990s led to a new investigation, but the case still has not been solved.
History
On July 25, 1946, two young African American married couples were shot and killed near the Moore’s Ford Bridge spanning the Apalachee River, 60 miles (97 km) east of Atlanta. George W. Dorsey (born November 1917) a veteran of World War II, had been back in the United States less than nine months after serving nearly five years in the Pacific War. He was with his wife Mae Murray Dorsey (born September 20, 1922), Roger Malcom (born March 22, 1922) and his wife Dorothy Malcom (born July 25, 1926), who was seven months pregnant. Her unborn baby was cut out with a knife. They were accosted by a mob of white men as they headed to their home.

 

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