Local call number: RC12419
Title: Gentlemen protesting segregated bus seating: Tallahassee, Florida
Date: December 24, 1956
General note: Reverend C. K. Steele (center left), Reverend Dan Speed (center right) 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 descrip: 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.
Series Title: Reference collection
Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us
Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/34854
The Reverend Charles Kenzie Steele was among the first group of inductees into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.