Roger Malcom

Roger Malcom

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Death 25 Jul 1946 (aged 24)
Burial Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 27624637 · 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.

for more info -http://www.mooresford.org/

the mob was really after only one member of the group, Roger Malcom, 24, who had been arrested for knifing a white man while drunk. Roger Malcom had just been bailed out of jail by a white landowner and they were passing over the Moore's Ford Bridge when the killers appeared.

He was married before to Mattie Louise - he birth name was Patterson, he took the name Malcom from the farm where he worked.






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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 17 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27624637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Malcom (22 Mar 1922–25 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27624637, citing Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .