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Former Atlanta State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Talks About Lynching Case Transcript Order

A bridge spans the Apalachee River at Moore's Ford Road where in 1946 two young black couples were stopped by a white mob who dragged them to the riverbank and shot them multiple times in Monroe, Ga.
A bridge spans the Apalachee River at Moore's Ford Road where in 1946 two young black couples were stopped by a white mob who dragged them to the riverbank and shot them multiple times in Monroe, Ga.
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Over Justice Department objections, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the release of grand jury transcripts from the investigation into an infamous 1946 lynching in Georgia.

The brutal shooting deaths of four African-Americans took place in Monroe, Georgia, at the Moore’s Ford Bridge.  Despite the grand jury investigation, no one was ever arrested or prosecuted.

Former Atlanta state representative Tyrone Brooks began looking for answers in 1968, when he was working at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  He spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer on “All Things Considered.