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Athens News Matters: The Moore's Ford Lynching Grand Jury Testimony Remains Sealed


Historians and activists hoping for access to grand jury testimony related to Walton County’s unsolved Moore's Ford lynching did not get the progress they were hoping for.

Credit georgiahistory.com
This historical marker was erected in 1999 and is widely accepted as the first historical marker recognizing a lynching in Georgia.

The Moore's Ford lynching occured on July 25, 1946 near the Moore's Ford Bridge outside of Monroe, Georgia. An unmasked white mob brutally tortured and murdered four young black people - George Dorsey and his wife Mae Murray Dorsey along with Roger Malcom and his wife Dorothy Dorsey Malcom who was 7 months pregnant. This tragedy is considered to be the last mass lynching in America and remains unsolved to this day. 

GPB’s Grant Blankenship talks about the latest developments in a 75-year-old tragedy.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
Grant came to public media after a career spent in newspaper photojournalism. As an all platform journalist he seeks to wed the values of public radio storytelling and the best of photojournalism online.
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