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C.K. Steele Memorial Highway is complete in Tallahassee

Tallahassee City Commission dedicated
Posted at 7:23 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 19:23:12-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — It's the last day of Black History Month and Orange Avenue is now officially C.K. Steele Memorial Highway.

The Tallahassee City Commission dedicated the city-owned portion of Orange Avenue and now the full stretch is named in honor of the late civil rights activist.

Reverend Steele's family members were also at the event.

"It really is a pleasurable delight to see this final section done. When they did the first section the first thing I said to somebody is we need to get this whole street done and the ball went to rolling and we had one then we had the 3rd one, it's like a hermetic seal," said Darryl Steele Sr., C.K. Steele's son.

The city's bus terminal, C.K. Steele Plaza, was named after the reverend in the 1980s.

The commission officially designated its segment of Orange Avenue with a proclamation in January.

Parts of the road that are managed by the State of Florida and the Leon County Government are also named after the reverend.