Savannah Sit-In: Interactive Exhibit


In March 16, 1960, Carolyn Quillion Coleman, Ernest Robinson and Joan Tyson Hall participated in the first sit-in protest in Savannah. Explore the details and pictures of our recreation of this important moment.


1) Take note of the Black woman pictured behind the waitress. What is her job? How do you think she feels about working there? About the sit-in protest?
2) Would you have joined an organized sit-in protest at that time? Why or why not?
3) Are there any issues that you would want to protest against, today? What are they? How would you organize the protest?