You Belong to Me

Sex, Race and Murder in the South

The Ruby McCollum Story

Clemon Jackson

"If you had to go to the restroom in a public place, they had white ladies, white men, and then they had colored. That meant men and women went to the same toilet. That's the type of atmosphere I browed up in."

"It was just beautiful all inside, each child had their own room, they had a lot of toys and stuff, and the best clothes and stuff because she never shopped in Live Oak. She always went to Jacksonville. I think the name of the store was Monmaker in Jacksonville. They always bought the best clothes and stuff for the kids. The only way I took advantage of that, was when the clothes got too small for Sam J., they would give me the clothes. So I wore some pretty nice clothes."

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