Reverend C.K. Steele Statue and Rosa Parks Marker

111 West Tennessee Street (City Bus Plaza)
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 212-2063

The Reverend C.K. Steele (1914-1980) was the most recognizable figure in the Tallahassee Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and the city’s bus terminal located at 111 W. Tenneessee St. was named in his honor. The former pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and was a founding member of the Southern Leadership Conference. Many meetings associated with the Tallahassee bus boycott were held at his church which made it a frequent target of Ku Klux Klan activities.

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The Reverend C.K. Steele (1914-1980) was the most recognizable figure in the Tallahassee Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and the city’s bus terminal located at 111 W. Tenneessee St. was named in his honor. The former pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and was a founding member of the Southern Leadership Conference. Many meetings associated with the Tallahassee bus boycott were held at his church which made it a frequent target of Ku Klux Klan activities.

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