FBI Files on 1946 Georgia Lynching

Emily Hopkins filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Due April 18, 2017
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From: Emily Hopkins

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any files relating to the investigation of the July 25, 1946 lynching of George W. and Mae Murray Dorsey, and Roger and Dorothy Malcom, in Walton County, Georgia.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Emily Hopkins

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Emily Hopkins


Many have written about this incident, but here is a recent article commemorating the 70th anniversary of the event:


In particular: "That attack is what most people believe motivated the lynching that took the lives of Roger and Dorothy Malcom and George and Murray Dorsey."

Additionally, I would like to request either the declassification of responsive files that remain in your custody (if appropriate), or the file designations for records transferred to the National Archives (again, if appropriate).

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.