Reverend Henry Steele posing with group during the Emancipation Day Celebration at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee.

Reverend Henry Steele posing with group during the Emancipation Day Celebration at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee.


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  • DG01818

Year

  • 2015

Date Note

  • Photographed on May 20, 2015.

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General Note

  • Celebration presented by the John G. Riley Museum and Museum of Florida History.
  • Accompanying note: "The Knott House served as the Union Army's headquarters in 1865, after Brigadier General Edward McCook arrived in Tallahassee to accept the surrender of the Confederate forces in Florida. On May 20, 1865, McCook announced President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation from the steps of this house. The anniversary of this announcement is typically celebrated as Emancipation Day in Florida. The Knott House Museum opened in 1992, and has often served as a venue for Emancipation Day celebrations."
  • Rev. Henry Steele is at the left with his brother Darryl Steele. The Steele brothers and their father, Rev. Charles Kenzie Steele, were instrumental in desegregating the Tallahassee public bus system in the 1950s.

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Reverend Henry Steele posing with group during the Emancipation Day Celebration at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee.
Reverend Henry Steele posing with group during the Emancipation Day Celebration at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee.

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Brockmann, Sara. Reverend Henry Steele posing with group during the Emancipation Day Celebration at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee. 2015. Color digital image, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295021>, accessed 16 July 2019.

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Brockmann, Sara. Reverend Henry Steele posing with group during the Emancipation Day Celebration at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee. 2015. Color digital image. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295021>.

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