FLOR500, Garden 142 Rev. Charles Kenzie “C.K.” Steele, Civil Rights Activist (1914–1980) Born in West Virginia, the Reverend C. K. Steele came to Tallahassee in the early 1950s to serve as pastor for the Bethel Baptist Church. A prominent figure in the local civil rights movement, he led a boycott of the city bus system and worked to integrate local schools and businesses. Steele was the first vice president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He continued his civil rights work and his ministry for the remainder of his life.
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Rev. Charles Kenzie "C.K.” Steele, Civil Rights Activist

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Rev. Charles Kenzie "C.K.” Steele, Civil Rights Activist

(1914–1980)

Born in West Virginia, the Reverend C. K. Steele came to Tallahassee in the early 1950s to serve as pastor for the Bethel Baptist Church. A prominent figure in the local civil rights movement, he led a boycott of the city bus system and worked to integrate local schools and businesses. Steele was the first vice president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He continued his civil rights work and his ministry for the remainder of his life.   





 




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