In 2001, then-Governor Roy Barnes reopened the case with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. In 2006 and 2008, the FBI joined in the investigations and began collecting forensic evidence from farms in the area. However, those efforts yielded little to help solve the case. In 2013, the NAACP sought the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice.
For the past nine years, the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) has been reenacting the lynching at an annual community event. State Representative and GABEO President Tony Brooks has been vocal in his attempt to find justice for the couples. It’s believed some of the lynch mob may still be alive.
“In spite of many obstacles, turn-a rounds, and setbacks, we cannot stop this journey for justice, respect, and the enforcement of the law,” said Brooks in a recent statement. “The killings of our people cannot be overlooked. We must take action.”
Dr. Charles Steele, president and CEO of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), is planning to build a Moore’s Ford Bridge Museum.
Little Known Black History Fact: Lynching at Moore’s Ford Bridge was originally published on blackamericaweb.com