REVEREND HUDSON - REVEREND C.K. STEELE INTERVIEW

253260
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:35; color; sound, V-239 BA332; S.1239
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee comments on his role in the desegregation battle and the contributions of the Rev. C.K. Steele. He mentions the Tallahassee transportation boycott and discusses Steele's influence on him. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Tallahassee Bus Boycott

The Tallahassee Bus Boycott Begins (May 1956)

259734
Date
1956 1957
Collection
Blog Posts
Tallahassee Bus Boycott

African American preachers who protested segregated bus seating - Tallahassee, Florida

34856
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12421
Boycotts--Florida--Tallahassee

Reverend C. K. Steele (on left), and Reverend H. McNeal Harris protesting segregated bus seating in Tallahassee.

34855
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12420
boycott of nearly seven months

Seth Gaines and his taxi - Tallahassee, Florida

155147
Date
195-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N047239
the bus boycott, he became

The Civil Rights Movement in Florida

259751
Date
1950 1960 1970
Collection
Classroom
Description
This unit introduces major themes, events, and individuals in the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida using primary sources from the State Library and Archives of Florida.
Tallahassee Bus Boycott

Rev. C.K. Steele picketing downtown stores during demonstration in Tallahassee.

296274
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DUE056
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Francisco A. Rodriguez, Reverend Daniel B. Speed, and Reverend C.K. Steele walking towards the courthouse in Tallahassee.

35292
Date
1958
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12919
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Rev. C.K. Steele, Gov. LeRoy Collins, and the 1956 Bus Boycott

246059
Date
1956-09-28
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, the Reverend C.K. Steele (1914-1980) came to Tallahassee in the early 1950s to serve as pastor for the Bethel Baptist Church. Steele became the most recognizable figure in the Tallahassee civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. After the success of the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott, African American leaders moved to integrate public transportation in other southern cities, including Tallahassee. Steele led a boycott of the city-run bus system that lasted primarily from May to December of 1956, but did not officially end until May 1958. Steele and other leaders were the targets of violence from white supremacists, and Florida Governor LeRoy Collins would suspend bus operations for a time during the winter of 1957. According to Tallahassee historians Mary Louise Ellis and William Warren Rogers, ||City commissioners and protesting blacks never achieved a formal settlement, but gradually the sight of blacks riding at the front of the bus became more common, and the battle moved to another front.||(1) Steele, meanwhile, was a founding member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, marched with Martin Luther King, and was a progressive voice in the Tallahassee community until his death in 1980. The city's new bus terminal was named in his honor. The documents reproduced here are an exchange of telegrams between Steele and Governor Collins in the midst of the 1956 boycott.
Type
text
Tallahassee Bus Boycott

Reverend C. K. Steele (center left), and Reverend H. McNeal Harris (center right), protesting segregated bus seating in Tallahassee.

34854
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12419
boycott of nearly seven months

African American civil rights activists

34862
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12427
Boycotts--Florida--Tallahassee

Francisco A. Rodriguez, Reverend C.K. Steele and Reverend Daniel B. Speed walking towards the courthouse in Tallahassee.

261446
Date
1958
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD00502
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Reverend Hudson - Reverend C.K. Steele Interview

253261
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee discusses the role that church life played in the struggle for desegregation. He comments that the church was the integral element in unifying all the disparate organizations in the civil rights movement and adds additional thoughts on the role of prominent leaders in those organizations. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
8:30; color; sound, V-239 BA333; S.1239
Tallahassee Bus Boycott

Morris Thomas defying segregated bus seating - Tallahassee, Florida

34859
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12424
of the boycott, 21 members

Segregation protest called off - Tallahassee, Florida

34864
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12429
of the boycott, 21 members

Segregation protest called off - Tallahassee, Florida

34865
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12430
of the boycott, 21 members

Segregation protest called off - Tallahassee, Florida

34866
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12431
of the boycott, 21 members

Segregation protest called off - Tallahassee, Florida

34867
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12432
of the boycott, 21 members

Reverend C.K. Steele at the Capitol for silent vigil supporting government aid to the poor.

274751
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02838K
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Reverend C.K. Steele speaking with woman at the Capitol after silent vigil supporting government aid to the poor.

274752
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02838J
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Reverend C.K. Steele at the Capitol for silent vigil supporting government aid to the poor.

274756
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02838B
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Reverend C.K. Steele speaking with people at the Capitol for silent vigil supporting government aid to the poor.

274757
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02838A
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Reverend C.K. Steele, left, with people in silent vigil on the steps of the Capitol supporting government aid to the poor.

274758
Date
1968
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
TD02838E
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Tallahassee Civil rights leader Reverend C.K. Steele delivering a speech in an auditorium - Tallahassee, Florida.

130809
Date
Between 1969 and 1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
JB00383
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Tallahassee Civil rights leader Reverend C.K. Steele delivering a speech in an auditorium - Tallahassee, Florida.

130810
Date
Between 1969 and 1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
JB00384
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Tallahassee Civil rights leader Reverend C.K. Steele delivering a speech in an auditorium - Tallahassee, Florida.

130813
Date
Between 1969 and 1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
JB00389
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Reverend C.K. Steele delivering speech to crowd during the "Free Bill Johnson" rally in Frenchtown - Tallahassee, Florida.

130642
Date
1971
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
JB00155
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Reverend C.K. Steele speaking to crowd during the "Free Bill Johnson" rally in Frenchtown - Tallahassee, Florida.

130643
Date
1971
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
JB00156
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

Segregation protest called off - Tallahassee, Florida

34863
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC12428
of the boycott, 21 members

Rev. C.K. Steele and son Derek with John and Patricia Stephens Due at FAMU in Tallahassee.

296282
Date
1963
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DUE049
of the Tallahassee bus boycott that began

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