Georgia Lynching Protests: 1946
Nationwide protests, including months of activity in Washington, D.C., were sparked by the slayings of Roger and Dorothy Malcolm and George and Mae Dorsey on July 25, 1946 near Monroe, Georgia. The two women were sisters.

The four were traveling with white farmer Loy Harrison when the auto was stopped at gunpoint by an unmasked white mob. Harrison had come to Monroe to pick up Roger Malcolm who had made bond for stabbing and wounding his white employer on July 14.

As the men were led out of the automobile, one of the women recognized one of the lynch mob. The mob then took the women also. The men were bound and the mob fired three volleys of bullets into the four victims. More than 60 shots were fired.

The killings set off a round of demonstrations and demands for passage of a federal anti-lynching law. Despite the brazen nature of the crime, no one was ever prosecuted for the killings and no federal anti-lynching law was passed.
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