Georgia lynching, grave sites and Hard Labor Lake open for tours

Photo credit: Mo Barnes for Steed Media

This upcoming weekend will mark 71 years since the last known mass lynching occurred in the state of Georgia known as the “Moore’s Ford Bridge lynchings.”

For the past 13 years, activists led by former Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks have commemorated the lynchings of Roger Malcolm, his seven-months pregnant wife Dorothy and their friends, George W.  Dorsey and his wife Mae Murray in 1946. The re-enactment is educational, emotional and is an important part of Black history in the state of Georgia.

What to expect

Moore’s Ford Bridge Lynchings (Photo credit: Mo Barnes for Steed Media)

The start of the annual event takes place in Monroe, Georgia where attendees gather at the First African Baptist Church. A small group of actors performs various scenes that explain the lead up to the deaths of the married couples.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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