This Day in History Series

This Day in History: Four African-Americans Lynched in Walton County

Credit photo courtesy of Laura Wexler

Today is July 25th, and if we were to turn Georgia's clock back 66 years to this date in 1946, we'd be witness to the last mass lynching in American history. 

In Walton County, two African-American couples were shot to death in a hail of bullets–after being dragged from an automobile as they were about to cross the Moore's Ford bridge.  

Here, Georgia State University historian Dr. Clifford Kuhn re-visits the event with WABE's Steve Goss.

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