ATLANTA (WAOK)-This weekend members of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) will reenact the lynching of two couples that took place at the Moore’s Ford Bridge in Monroe, Georgia.
On July 25, 1946, Roger and Dorothy Malcolm and George and Mae Murray Dorsey, who was seven months pregnant, were dragged from the truck of their white employer then beat and shot by two men. Realizing that the two women could identify some of them, the men then shot and killed the two women.
One of the lynching mob pulled out a knife and cut the unborn child from Dorothy Malcom’s body.
For years, no one in Walton County would talk with authorities about the case. When a 1946 grand jury failed to identify any suspects, the FBI pulled out of the active investigation.
This is still an open case with the FBI.
There is a $35,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the killers.
If you have information on the lynchings, please contact: The GBI – 404-244-2600 or the FBI – 404-679-9000.
The 8th annual reenactment of the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12 noon at 1st African Baptist Church, 130 Tyler Street, Monroe, GA 30655.
Buses will leave at 10 a.m. from Atlanta Community Church of God Vicars Building, 838 Cascade Road SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310.
Contact Rev. Albert Love, Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta 404-788-4542 for any questions or concerns.