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Reverend C.K. Steele, left, with people in silent vigil on the steps of the Capitol supporting government aid to the poor.
, M87- 27, Box 18
Poor--Government policy--Public opinion
Federal aid to public welfare--Public opinion
Government aid--Public opinion
African American religious leaders--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Accompanying note: "About 200 persons joined the vigil for poverty at the Capitol ...Rev. C. K. Steele read a prepared statement that was sent to Gov. Kirk".
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.
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Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
Stainer, Dan. Reverend C.K. Steele, left, with people in silent vigil on the steps of the Capitol supporting government aid to the poor. 1968. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/274758>, accessed 24 September 2023.
Stainer, Dan. Reverend C.K. Steele, left, with people in silent vigil on the steps of the Capitol supporting government aid to the poor. 1968. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/274758>
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