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Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 4:48am

Activists Re-enact Moore's Ford Lynching

Updated: 3 years ago.
The historical marker at the site of the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching. A group of volunteers is re-enacting an unsolved 1946 lynching Saturday afternoon. (Photo by David Seibert, courtesy of UGA and the Digital Library of Georgia.)

A group of volunteers is re-enacting an unsolved 1946 lynching Saturday afternoon.

Four people and an unborn baby died at the lynching at Moore’s Ford Bridge on the Oconee-Walton county line in northeast Georgia. It’s the seventh year the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials has staged the re-enactment.

“We’re calling for the FBI and the GBI to enforce the rule of law by bringing the suspects who are still living to the bar of justice,” said state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, president of GABEO and long-time champion of the effort for justice in the case. “We want justice for the Malcolms and the Dorseys, who were lyunched on July 25, 1946, for no other reason than the fact that they were black.”

Brooks said his message to the killers, who he believes still live in the area, is "you can run but you can't hide forever."

In 2000, former Gov. Roy Barnes reopened the state’s investigation into the lynching. The U.S. Justice Department also reopened the case in 2007.

The four victims -- Roger and Dorothy Malcom and George and Mae Murray Dorsey -- were pulled from a car, dragged to the Moore's Ford Bridge and shot to death in the attack.

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