Banned in Florida!

William Bradford Huie’s investigation of the Ruby McCollum case in 1954 resulted in his being charged of contempt of court. He ended up serving three days in jail and was was fined as well.  His efforts in uncovering the horrible truths in this case resulted in his book,  Ruby McCollum, Woman in the Suwannee Jail. The story was first published by E.P. Dutton in 1956 in hard cover, and in several subsequent editions, including this compelling Signet paperback. From the time of its publication, it was banned in the state of Florida until the year 1982, when a newspaper near Live Oak, Florida, where the events took place, decided to publish the story as a serial in their paper, the Lake City Reporter.   Here’s to the freedom to read!  Banned Books Week 2010!