In 1962, Mr. Allen became the first black person to graduate from the College of Law at the University of Florida and earn a degree from any former white institution in Florida, thus integrating higher education in Florida and the Southeast United States. A champion for human rights and dignity throughout his career, Mr. Allen is credited with filing the lawsuit that integrated Broward County and Hendry County public schools – assuring that all children were entitled to an “equal” education. A native of Sanford, Florida, Mr. Allen is enjoying his retirement after 50 years of practicing law, as the sole proprietor of the Law Offices of W. George Allen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All lectures take place at the New River Inn.
The District Insider
Published on Jan 31, 2014 by Fort Lauderdale Historical Society