Mae <I>Murray</I> Dorsey

Mae Murray Dorsey

Death 25 Jul 1946 (aged 23)
Burial Monroe, Walton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 27624626 · View Source
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On July 25, 1946, four young African Americans—George & Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger & Dorothy Malcom —were shot hundreds of times by 12 to 15 unmasked white men in broad daylight at the Moore's Ford bridge spanning the Apalachee River, 60 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia. These killings, for which no one was ever prosecuted, enraged President Harry Truman and led to historic changes, but were quickly forgotten in Oconee and Walton Counties where they occurred. No one was ever brought to justice for the crime.

The Moore's Ford Committee placed a stone marker towards the front of the cemetery behind B & B. They put the grave marker next to a Murray that was elsewhere in the cemetery. The cemetery was run over by developers two or three decades ago. Mae Murray Dorsey's grave is buried beneath the parking lot. A flatbed truck was seen driving off with tombstones. Thanks to
Nnamdi Azikiwe for this additional info.

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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 17 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27624626
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mae Murray Dorsey (20 Sep 1922–25 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27624626, citing Zion Hill Cemetery (defunct), Monroe, Walton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .