Interview with Mary Jane Jackson
QUESTION 1
CARROLL BLUE:

Mrs. Jackson, I want you to tell me about registering to vote in Lowndes County.

MARY JANE JACKSON:

Really.

CARROLL BLUE:

Yes, ma'am.

MARY JANE JACKSON:

They don't need me to tell you 'cause, it's a mess, well, it was worse than best in Lowndes County. Didn't want you to vote. No.

CARROLL BLUE:

Why not?

MARY JANE JACKSON:

Why not?

CARROLL BLUE:

Yes, ma'am.

MARY JANE JACKSON:

Because if they used Lowndes, they, they know. No, they didn't want you to vote. But we voted anyhow. Right there in Hayneville, where they started. And my husband said, some of the folk wanted to go home. He said, "You run now, you'll be running today and ten years. So I ain't gonna leave. Me and none of my folks." And we didn't leave. In Havyneville, that's the first place I went to vote.