GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS
An Affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
"Striving to Achieve Excellence in Public Service"
Suite 511 · Coverdell Legislative Office Building · 18 Capitol Square · Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: 404-656-6372 · FAX: 404-656-0238 · Voice: 404-524-5531 · Cell: 404-372-1894
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GABEO’s National Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Lynchings in America
63rd Anniversary Commemoration and
5th Reenactment of the Lynchings at the Moore’s Ford Bridge, Monroe, Georgia
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act Becoming Federal Law
Saturday, July 25, 2009
1st African Baptist Church
130 Tyler Street at Highway 11 (Across from Church’s Chicken)
12 Noon – Church Opens for Meditation and Prayers for Justice
and Pre-Reenactment Rally
Featuring: Mr. Keith Beauchamp and Award-Winning Documentary "Murder in Black and White" (Documentary will be shown at the King Center in Atlanta, July 24, 7 p.m.)
Invited Guest Speakers will include National and Local Civil/Human Rights and Political Leaders and Relatives of the Dorsey and the Malcom Families
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President, The National Action Network
Reenactment Timeline: Narrator, Mr. Robert Howard, Civil Rights Activist Walton County
Directors, Ms. Mary Yancey, Ms. Sandra Glover, Ms. Karen Reagle
Coordinator, Ms. Hattie Lawson, Chair, Athens Area Human Relations Council
4:30 p.m. Leave 1st African Baptist Church
4:45 p.m. Arrive at the Farm House of Barney Hester, 2932 Hester Town Road
(This is where the altercation occurred leading to the arrest of Roger Malcom, Sunday, July 14, 1946.)
5 p.m. Leave Barney Hester’s House
5:15 p.m. Arrive at the Old County Jail, 203 Milledge Avenue, Downtown Monroe
(Place where Roger Malcom was held for 11 days.)
5:30 p.m. Leave the Jail en route to the Moore’s Ford Bridge (This is the exact time that Loy Harrison (white farmer) took the Malcoms and the Dorseys from the jail and delivered them to the KKK lynch mob waiting at the Moore’s Ford Bridge.)
6 p.m. Arrive at the Moore’s Ford Bridge for the Reenactment Ceremony and Call for Justice: Arrest and Prosecution Now!!
7 p.m. Benediction: At the Historic Memorial Marker Dedicated to the Legacy of: Roger and Dorothy Malcom (and unborn infant), George and Mae Murray Dorsey. And a Challenge to Us All to Continue Our Quest and Pursuit of Justice.
Note: There is a $35,000 Reward for information that leads to the Arrest and Prosecution of the Killers. If You Have Information of the Lynchings, Please Contact: The GBI – 404-244-2600 or the FBI – 404-679-9000. For More Information Contact: Rep. Tyrone Brooks, President, Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, 404-656-6372 or 404-372-1894, or visit our Web site: www.gabeo.org
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