The Sad Story of Ruby McCollum

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum walked into the colored waiting room of Dr. C. Leroy Adams”™ office in Live Oak, [RubyMcCollum Headline] Florida. By the time she walked out and returned home, Dr. Adams had been shot three times in the back and once in the arm. A case that officials wanted to chalk up to a bill dispute quickly became a matter of something else, crossing into civil rights issues, “paramour”™s rights,” and mistreatment of the mentally ill.