Monroe man say uncle, Klan members participated in 1946 lynching

ATLANTA — A 55-year-old Monroe man told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his uncle and a dozen other Ku Klux Klan members participated in the 1946 lynching of two black couples on Moore’s Ford Bridge in Walton County.

The infamous lynching has been investigated for nearly seven decades, while while authorities have identified a number of possible participants, the perpetrators have not been brought to justice.

A mob on July 25, 1946, lynched Roger and Dorothy Malcom and George and Mae Murray Dorsey as they headed back from the county jail; Roger Malcom had been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a white farmer. The couples were stopped near the bridge, dragged out the car, then shot and killed.

The NAACP this week showed a video with the man’s accusations to the Walton County Commission. The organization hopes the feds will again step in to investigate and finally solve the case.

The lynching prompted President Harry Truman to create the President’s Commission on Civil Rights.

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