Focus on South Florida: W. George Allen

W. George Allen, Civil Rights Icon (Source: CBS4)

W. George Allen, Civil Rights Icon (Source: CBS4)

When W. George Allen graduated from the College of Law at the University of Florida in 1962, he was the first African American to do so. A year later, Mr. Allen is credited with filing the lawsuit that integrated Broward County and Hendry County public schools. He went on to practice law in Broward for just shy of a half century. As part of Black History month. Mr. Allen is set to speak at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. He shares with us his knowledge on the evolution and progress of the fight for civil rights. Click on the above picture to watch the interview.

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