Charles Kenzie Steele

Charles Kenzie Steele

Rev. Charles Kenzie Steele (born (1914-02-17)February 17, 1914 in Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


  • Background 1
  • Tallahassee bus boycott 2
  • Legacy 3
  • References 4


Steele was the son of a coal miner, and at a young age he knew that he wanted to be a preacher and he first started preaching when he was 15 years old. Steele graduated from Montgomery, Alabama. In 1952 Steele moved to Tallahassee when he was 38 years old, where he started preaching at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Steele met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was on his way to Tallahassee. He was the only child in the small family he grew up in.

Tallahassee bus boycott

The Wayback Machine (archived March 8, 2007). Online Available, 1998

  • C. K. Steele. Online Available, 2007
  • Out Of The Past at the Wayback Machine (archived September 29, 2007). Online Available
  • Reverend Charles Kenzie Steele Archived May 27, 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Online Available