WHERE THE BUS STOPS [NOOK Book]

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Born in segregated Sanford, Florida, on the wrong side of the railroad tracks, W. George Allen defied all odds.

In "Where the Bus Stops", W. George Allen chronicles some of the significant events that propelled him to seek an education, and some of the persons who inspired him to go to high school, college, and law school.

Allen's life events take you on an inspiring ...
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WHERE THE BUS STOPS

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Overview

Born in segregated Sanford, Florida, on the wrong side of the railroad tracks, W. George Allen defied all odds.

In "Where the Bus Stops", W. George Allen chronicles some of the significant events that propelled him to seek an education, and some of the persons who inspired him to go to high school, college, and law school.

Allen's life events take you on an inspiring journey of a man seeking a better education, a better life, and always actively involved in the fight for human rights and dignity, through the law.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013984585
  • Publisher: W. George Allen
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

W. George Allen was born on March 3, 1936, in Sanford, Florida, on his mother Lessie Williams' birthday. He grew up in Sanford, Florida, graduated from a segregated high school and university.

Allen was not the first Black student to matriculate at the University of Florida, but on December 22, 1962, he was the first Black to earn a degree.

After graduation, Allen worked for one week with a Black lawyer in Daytona Beach, Florida, and for six months with a white law firm in Miami, Florida. Because his first two legal jobs paid minimum wage, Allen moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and opened his own office, which he has maintained for more than 48 years, actively involved in the legal fight for human rights and dignity. His law practice and business acumen provided a better life for his parents and family.

At 75, W. George Allen is a single practitioner, with an active and varied practice, and a busy fishing schedule.
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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    It's actually a very entertaining and informative read. And to t

    It's actually a very entertaining and informative read. And to think, it's only been 50 years since the first Black person graduated from Univ of Florida. We think we've come so far and yet 50 years is not so long ago and it seems that it's taken for granted that Blacks and Whites are co-workers and neighbors now. Mr. Allen has done a great job telling his story of how he intergrated Broward County Schools as an attorney and how he broke the racial barrier as the first Black graduate at UF. Well done, Mr. Allen! Well done!

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This book provides great insight into the life of an extremely successful gentleman who was raised from the bottom of Sandford, Florida, but has risen to heights he could not have imagined.

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

    As an African-American teacher who currently works for Broward C

    As an African-American teacher who currently works for Broward County (FL) Public Schools, I really enjoyed reading how Mr. Allen fought to integrate all of the public schools in Broward County. Kudos on penning such an entertaining read!

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