Skip to comments.Officials ready lynching re-enactment
Posted on 07/26/2005 2:17:36 PM PDT by doodad
WALTON COUNTY With the 59th anniversary of the Moores Ford lynchings coming up on Monday, activists are gearing up for a re-enactment of the tragedy.
Two black couples, George and Mae Murray Dorsey and Dorothy and Roger Malcom, were killed by a lynch mob of unmasked white men at the Moores Ford bridge on July 25, 1946.
On Friday, state Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-47, of Atlanta) held a press conference in Monroe to provide more details about the re-enactment
Oh and Tyrone Brooks is a race baiting trouble make from way back. This tragedy did not even occur in Atlanta then or now.
I know you know about this. Ping a ling and just damn.
Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks walks past the overgrown yard of the home outside of Monroe, Ga., believed to be the farmhouse of Barney Hester, Sunday, July 24, 2005. As a 20-year-old civil rights activist, in 1968, Brooks met Dan Young, who ran the Walton county's only black funeral home, where he viewed pictures of dead bodies, who were the victims, Young told Brooks, of the last open public mass lynchings in the U.S. On Monday, the 59th anniversary of the lynchings, Brooks and other civil rights activists will re-enact that fateful day with a march starting at this property, in hopes of gaining support for the arrest and prosecution of anyone still alive who may have been involved or responsible. (AP Photo/Ric Feld) (Ric Feld - AP)
Activists re-enact 1946 lynching to draw attention to unsolved case
Reinactment of a lynching? What kind of sickos.....
Oops sorry. I tried lynching, reenactment, monroe...nothing.
How far is this place from the black Funeral Home where the director threw the bodies out in the sheds and lawn instead of cremating them?
Why relive a terrible part of history and inflame emotions to further divide the people? Noone in their right mind condones what happened then.
And my biggest problem with this was the way the local stations jumped on this -- like a dog humping a light pole. They showed the "reenactment" and presented it as if it were the real deal. I was beyond frustrated.
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Pretty far apart. This is east of Atlanta near Athens and that was near Chattanooga. Over two hours if you drove.
And it was so surreal and bizarre. The whole concept and the white masks was weird as hell.
I know I know. My mea culpa. Yank if needed please.
I see clearly the fact that activists brooding over pasts issues like this is pathetic. Today's *civil rights leaders* are to being useless and irritating people like MJ and Magij Johnson were to basketball and muhammed ali was to boxing.
So that aside, in what ways do you think the "lynching" reenactments were innacurate, given that they serve not the slightest practical purpose? Do you think they were exaggerated? Omitted key historical facts? Or simply that they need to shut their f**king mouths and get over their baggage?
First and foremost, I don't think the images should have been shown on local news. I watch for "news", not reenactments. Secondly, I do think they were exaggerated. Finally, I think that while many folks were legitimately concerned with the case in question (and if there's a way to find the killers and bring them to justice, then I'm for any realistic option to do so), that Tyrone Brooks and Jesse Jackson were both there for their own self-flagellation, and not out of some sense of justice.
Especially commemorating the 59th anniversary of anything seems a little odd.
"As a 20-year-old civil rights activist..."
He sure looks older than that in your photo!