July 25: Trip to Moore’s Ford Lynching Marker

Join members of the Racial Justice Team on July 25 in visiting the historic marker at Moore’s Ford to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the lynching four African Americans.

At Moore’s Ford Bridge on the Apalachee River, four African-Americans–George and May 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.

We will leave from the UUFA parking lot at 9:30 a.m., to travel to the marker located at on Highway 78, six miles east of Monroe, at Locklin Road at the Oconee County line.

For more information, contact Racial Justice Team Chair Connie Bruce (connie.l.bruce@gmail.com).