I’ve focused so much of my energy on researching the ancestry of the Askews that I’d totally neglected my research of the Moore’s Ford Mass Lynching of 1946. After watching Murder In Black and White: Moore’s Ford, I believe it’s time for me give this event and its aftermath a bit more attention.
I’ve been reading through the GBI case summary that was closed in August 2014. This image is of a July 1946 court order to have Dan “D.W.” Young, a mortician, perform autopsies on the victims.
On July 25, 1946, what was called “the last mass lynching in America” happened. George W. Dorsey, his wife, Mae Murray Dorsey, and Roger Malcolm, along with his wife, Dorothy Malcolm, all of them black, were shot to death at close range by a mob of armed white men.