Reverend C.K. Steele speaking to crowd during the "Free Bill Johnson" rally.

Reverend C.K. Steele speaking to crowd during the "Free Bill Johnson" rally.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/130641
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Title

  • Reverend C.K. Steele speaking to crowd during the "Free Bill Johnson" rally.

Image Number

  • JB00154

Year

  • 1971

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 31, 1971.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "Rev. C.K. Steele, Pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and first vice president of the SCLC under Dr. King."

    Biography Note

  • Reverend Charles Kenzie Steele was born on February 17, 1914 in Bluefield, West Virginia. He moved to Tallahassee in 1952 and started preaching at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Steele was one of the main organizers of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began in May 1956. He also helped Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. Reverend Steele died from bone marrow cancer in 1980 at the age of 66 in Tallahassee.

  • Biography Note

  • Buckley's photography focused primarily on civil rights demonstrations, anti-war rallies, anti-nuclear demonstrations, and women's rights demonstrations.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

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