Congressman Alcee Hastings, after career of triumph, calamity and comeback, dies at 84
Congressman Alcee Hastings died Tuesday. The South Florida congressman, who was 84, made history in many ways — positive and negative. He was a civil rights lawyer in 1960s and '70s Fort Lauderdale. He was Florida's first Black federal judge, and was later impeached and removed. He was part of the first Black members of Congress from Florida since Reconstruction.