Moore's Ford Lynching

Moore's Ford Lynching (HMD0N)

Location: Monroe, GA 30655 Walton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 51.417', W 83° 36.733'

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2.4 miles east, at Moore's Ford Bridge on the Apalachee River, four African-Americans - George and Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger and Dorothy Dorsey Malcom (reportedly 7 months pregnant) - were brutally beaten and shot by an unmasked mob on the afternoon of July 25, 1946. The lynching followed an argument between Roger Malcom and a local white farmer. These unsolved murders played a crucial role in both President Truman's commitment to civil rights legislation and the ensuing modern civil rights movement. In 1998, a biracial memorial service honoring the victims was held at Moore's Ford Bridge.
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HM NumberHMD0N
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number147-1
Year Placed1999
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Moore's Ford Memorial Committee, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 258331 N 3749365
Decimal Degrees33.85695000, -83.61221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.417', W 83° 36.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 25.02" N, 83° 36' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1012-1242 Locklin Rd, Monroe GA 30655, US
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