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Rev. C.K. Steele picketing downtown stores during demonstration in Tallahassee.
Patricia Stephens Due Papers, N2015-1, Box 10, Folder 45
Discrimination in public accommodations
African Americans--Civil rights
Civil rights leaders
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Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
African Americans--Political activity
African American political activists
African American civil rights workers--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
African American civic leaders
African American religious leaders--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Photographed during boycott and picketing due to lack of progress in desegregating the lunch counters at Neisner's, McCrory's, F.W. Woolworth's, Walgreen's and Sear's stores.
Note the sign he is carrying reads, "Wear old clothes Christmas Don't buy here".
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.
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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Rev. C.K. Steele picketing downtown stores during demonstration in Tallahassee. 1960. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296274>, accessed 27 February 2024.
Rev. C.K. Steele picketing downtown stores during demonstration in Tallahassee. 1960. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296274>