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Blanket of Silence: Ruby McCollum

14 May 2023 - 1 hour 13 mins
Podcast Series Southern Fried True Crime

In August of 1952, 43-year-old Ruby McCollum, a black woman, was two months pregnant. The father was a 48-year-old white politician named Dr. Clifford Leroy Adams, Jr. For seven years, Dr. Adams had manipulated, bullied, and raped Ruby. He forced her to bear one of his children already, and this unborn child would be the second. On Sunday, August 3rd, Ruby entered Dr. Adams’ medical practice for help with an ailing shoulder. But when Dr. Adams tried to force himself on Ruby once more, she snapped. And the State of Florida believed she should face the electric chair for it.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/ruby-mccollum

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley

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