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Civil Rights Heritage Walk

Terrazzo sidewalk fabricated and installed by the FSU Master Craftsman Studio
Unveiling held on September 30, 2013 by the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the City of Tallahassee and Leon County Government

The Heritage Walk honors more than 50 civil rights activists, also known as foot soldiers, who took part in Tallahassee’s 1960s lunch counter sit-ins and the 1956 bus boycott, which was considered the second major bus boycott in the United States. Patricia Stephen Due, for example, spent 49 days in (the Firestone Building) jail after being involved in the lunch counter segregation protests of the 1960s. The Rev. Dr. Charles Kenzie (C.K.) Steele was a leader in the 1956 Tallahassee bus boycott (the main Tallahassee bus terminal is named in his honor).

The sidewalk memorial is comprised of 16 terrazzo panels and was created by Florida State University’s Master Craftsman Studio. Each terrazzo panel is made of a composite blend of concrete, marble, granite, quartz ,and particles of other materials, and weighs between 800 and 2,000 pounds.

Jefferson St. and Monroe St.

 

Medium type: Terrazzo

Date created: 2013

Location

Tallahassee, FL

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