Dorothy <I>Dorsey</I> Malcom

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Dorothy Dorsey Malcom

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.

Dorothy and George were brother and sister.

http://www.mooresford.org/

Dorothy was 7 months pregnant at the time.


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May your suffering be redeemed in brotherly love.


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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 17 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27624645
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Dorsey Malcom (25 Jun 1926–25 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27624645, citing Mount Perry Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Apalachee, Morgan County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .