Reverend C. K. Steele (center left), and Reverend Dan Speed (center right), protesting segregated bus seating in Tallahassee.

Reverend C. K. Steele (center left), and Reverend Dan Speed (center right), protesting segregated bus seating in Tallahassee.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34854
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Reverend C. K. Steele (center left), and Reverend Dan Speed (center right), protesting segregated bus seating in Tallahassee.

Image Number

  • RC12419

Year

  • 1956

Date Note

  • Photographed on December 24, 1956.

Series Title

General Note

  • Reverend C. K. Steele, Reverend Dan Speed, and Reverend A. C. Redd (pastor of the St. James CME Church [now, 2009, the Florida Tax Watch headquarters on Bronough Street]) protested segregated seating on Tallahassee city buses by sitting in the middle instead of at the back of the bus. This action ended a boycott of nearly seven months, brought on by the arrest of two FAMU women students for sitting beside a white woman. As a result of the boycott, 21 members of the Inter Civic Council were convicted on charges of operating an illegal transportation system set up as a car pool without a franchise.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 07846.

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Reverend C. K. Steele (center left), and Reverend Dan Speed (center right), protesting segregated bus seating in Tallahassee.
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