The FBI have reportedly been questioning elderly men after their names came up in a new investigation into the lynching of four black victims almost 70 years ago.
On July 25, 1946, two African-American married couples were shot near the Moores Ford Bridge in Georgia.Second World War veteran George W. Dorsey, his wife Mae Murray, and Roger Malcom with his wife Dorothy were attacked by a gang of white men on their way home, believed to be Ku Klux Klan members.
The couples were tied to a tree and shot around 60 times. Dorothy Malcom, who was seven months pregnant, had her unborn baby severed from her body with a knife.
Harrison was driving home the two black couples, whom he employed as sharecroppers on his land. There were whisperings around town that George Dorsey had secretly been dating a white woman, a taboo in the segregated South. And there was no love lost between the townsfolk and Roger Malcom, who had stabbed a white farmer during a knife fight 11 days earlier.
He was still waiting in jail when Harrison paid $600 to bail him out.When Harrisons truck rolled near the crossing, a white mob grabbed the two couples from the vehicle, dragged them down a nearby trail and tied them to trees. Using rifles, shotguns and pistols, the mob fired three volleys of bullets, leaving their bodies behind slumped in the dirt, according to investigators.