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Reverend C. K. Steele at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church - Tallahassee, Florida.
Shelf number: 07781.
For nearly seven months in 1956, Tallahassee African Americans would not ride the city buses in protest of the segregated seating. As a result of the boycott, 21 members of the Inter Civic Council were convicted on charges of operating an illegal tranportation system set up as a car pool without a franchise. They were fined $11,000. On December 24th, Reverend C.K. Steele, Reverend A.C. Redd and Reverend H. McNeal Harris rode several buses sitting close to the front. Reverend J. Meta Rollins and Deacon Dan B. Speed also defied the seating convention on several buses that day.
Accompanying note: "Rev. Charles K. Steele with the 4' cross that was burned at his church, at 224 north Boulevard St., at about 9:30 PM on January 2, 1957. Most likely brought on by the front of the bus riding demonstrations the week before."
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Reverend C. K. Steele at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church - Tallahassee, Florida. 1957-01-03. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/34871>, accessed 26 May 2022.
Reverend C. K. Steele at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church - Tallahassee, Florida. 1957-01-03. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 May. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/34871>.