Willie George Allen, first black man to graduate from the University of Florida, will be retiring at the end of 2012. In a well-written article by Ju'lia Samuels at "The Miami Times", Attorney Allen's inspiring story is revealed.
"Few people get to be in a room with a living legend and that’s just what happened when the highly-respected attorney Willie George Allen,76, sat down to talk about his life with this reporter.
“How do you wanna do this?,” said Allen, who has been practicing law for almost 50 years. “After 49 years, I’m ready to do anything I want whenever I want to.
Allen was referring to his approaching retirement day. He graduated from the University of Florida’s law school [Levin Law] on December 22, 1962. He’ll hang up his shield on the last day of December of this year." --Ju'lia Samuels
You can read the full article.....HERE
Susie Mae White, a retired Alachua County educator, author, businesswoman and dedicated church mother, died Saturday of natural causes at Woodland Care Center in southwest Gainesville.
Mrs. White was born in Madison County Florida to the late Rev. John A. Williams and Lucy Crawford Williams. Her education began at Rochelle Elementary, and graduated from Lincoln High School Class of 1935. She furthered her education at the following University's: Florida Memorial College - Class of 1943 and 1948, University of Maryland - Class of 1953, Michigan State College in 1955, and Michigan State University in 1960. Mrs. White is a retired Alachua County Elementary School Teacher.
She also served in the capacity as Guidance Counselor, Social Service Specialist, and School Psychologist. Affiliations include: NE Eagle Eyes Organizer, Pleasant Street Historical Association, MPAC, Ministers Wives and Widows, Founder of Mother Dear's Child Care Center, Founder of Friendship Day Care, FL Memorial University Alumni, Church Women United, FL Retired Education Association, AAUW, FL Association of School Psychologist. She was the recipient of various civic, social fraternal and religious awards, citations and honors. She was married to the late Rev. D.E. White and served her church in various capacities: Sunday School Teacher and Superintend ant, Bible School Teacher, State Director of Education for Leadership with the Florida General Baptist Division.
Read the article in the Gainesville Sun........HERE
Read the obituary in the Gainesville Sun........HERE