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Civil Rights Activist Says Moore's Ford Lynching Case Is Solved

By Maria Boynton

February 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Both the Federal and Georgia Bureau of Investigation have closed their cases into the lynching of 4 African Americans and an unborn baby in 1946 Monroe, Georgia. But, that hasn't deterred longtime civil rights activist Tyrone Brooks in his effort at seeking justice. He now says that he and his supporters have solved the case.

So many people from that era, he says, "have blood on their hands."

Roger Malcolm, his pregnant wife Dorothy, and George and Mae Murray Dorsey were the lynching victims.

Brooks and others have kept the movement alive for 50 years, and now he says they have a "treasure-trove of history."  "This is our Holocaust", he adds.

"We have the names of persons who were at the bridge. We have the list of 55 suspects who were there. We know who drove the car from the jail downtown Monroe who had the Malcoms and the Dorseys in the car. He drove them from the jail and delivered them to the Klansmen", says Brooks. 

Law enforcement, according to the former Georgia state lawmaker, figures heavily as being part of a "cover-up" in the murders.

Brooks says they'll divulge what they've found on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

And he says they will name names. On the following Saturday, April 7, Brooks says they will have their 15th annual march on the Moore's Ford to remember Dr. King.

Brooks is very passionate when telling the story of that time in history, in which he'd been dispatched to seek justice in the Moore's Ford case, instead of going to Memphis, TN, for a sanitation workers' strike. It was during that strike that Dr. King was assassinated.

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