The Savannah Boycott examines the Sit-Ins and Boycott that took place from March 1960 to May 1961 through the voices of those who took part in the movement.

By reviewing personal testimonies and community writings, students will explore the collective actions that community members took to make lasting change in their community.

Students will learn from the recollections of Savannah residents and primary sources selected from the museum archive.


After completing the lesson students will be better able to:

- Examine spoken testimony for facts and personal feelings.
- Identify the collective actions that the community took to make the boycott successful.
- Discuss the choices that they make.
- Use the museum's resources as a way to explore the decisions that individuals make that can impact the greater community.


- Savannah history
- Education
Language Arts
- Sharing a personal narrative
- Summarizing an interview

Age Levels:

- Elementary (9 to 12 years old)
- Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
- High School (16 to 18 years old)
- College (18+ years old)