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John D. Due Jr. being congratulated by Rev. C.K. Steele at FAMU Law School graduation in Tallahassee.
Patricia Stephens Due Papers, N2015-1, Box 10, Folder 14
African American universities and colleges--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
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African American college graduates--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Accompanying note: "Rev. C. K. Steele congratulates John D. Due Jr. as he graduates from FAMU's law school in April 1963."
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.
Patricia Stephens Due was an African-American civil rights leader and activist. She was an educator, public speaker, author and life-long civil rights proponent.
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John D. Due Jr. being congratulated by Rev. C.K. Steele at FAMU Law School graduation in Tallahassee. 1963. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296147>, accessed 27 February 2024.
John D. Due Jr. being congratulated by Rev. C.K. Steele at FAMU Law School graduation in Tallahassee. 1963. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296147>