Prominent civil rights lawyer and Florida icon W. George Allen dies at 83

Fort Lauderdale attorney W. George Allen speaks during an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Wade-Ins” along Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event, which was held at the intersection of Los Olas Boulevard and A1A, celebrated the “Wade-Ins which led to the desegregation of the beach by holding a mock wade-in and the placement of a historic marker. (Josh Ritchie / Sun Sentinel SoFlaShare)