Secret Georgia lynching testimony to finally be released despite DOJ protests

In 1946, the state of Georgia allowed Blacks to vote for the first time in what was known as the all-White primary. A ruling that year by the U.S. Supreme court, known as King v. Chapman, declared the White primary to be unconstitutional, which allowed Blacks to vote in the state of Georgia. Racists were […]

Graphic images: Remembering Georgia’s last open mass lynching case

There are many counties and towns in Georgia that bear the name of former slave masters and hold horrific secrets. One such town is Monroe, Georgia, located in Walton County, only 60 miles from downtown Atlanta. This tiny town with a population of around 14K received national attention for the lynchings of two black couples […]

Civil rights warrior Tyrone Brooks faces federal jail time

Tyrone Brooks

Former Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, 70, has been a stalwart warrior on the battlefield for civil rights since the early 1960s. He was a trusted youth leader and foot soldier for Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Brooks has received death threats from the Georgia KKK throughout his life because of his activities. Now Brooks […]

Moore’s Ford Bridge mass lynching was start of Civil Rights Movement

There are many counties and towns in Georgia that bear the name of former slave masters and hold horrific secrets of lynching. One such town is Monroe, Georgia, located in Walton County, only 60 miles from downtown Atlanta. This tiny town with a population of around 14,000 received national attention for a lynching of two black […]