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Reverend Henry Steele and John Due on the steps of the Knott House Museum during the Emancipation Day Celebration.
African American clergy--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
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Celebration presented by the John G. Riley Museum and Museum of Florida History.
Rev. Henry Steele, left, and civil rights activist John Due were both instrumental in desegregating the Tallahassee public bus system in the 1950s.
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 the son of Rev. Charles Kenzie Steele.
John Due received his law degree from Florida A&M University and served as counsel in numerous civil rights cases.
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Brockmann, Sara. Reverend Henry Steele and John Due on the steps of the Knott House Museum during the Emancipation Day Celebration. 2015. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295023>, accessed 22 May 2022.
Brockmann, Sara. Reverend Henry Steele and John Due on the steps of the Knott House Museum during the Emancipation Day Celebration. 2015. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 22 May. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295023>.
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