Dedication of the Savannah Protest Movement Historical Marker

Posted on September 12, 2016 by


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On Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, head to the Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., at 10 a.m. for the dedication of the newest addition to the Georgia Civil Rights Trail, a historical marker commemorating the Savannah Protest Movement. Recognizing the efforts of students and community leaders to end segregation in Savannah during the 1960s, the marker will be located at the site of one of the movement’s first sit-ins: the former Levy’s department store, now Savannah College of Art and Design’s Jen Library.

Sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, The Hodge Foundation and Savannah College of Art and Design

The Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia Civil Rights Trail explores the issues central to the 20th-century struggle for civil and human rights in Georgia. Through a series of historical markers, the Georgia Civil Rights Trail recognizes sites associated with the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia and invites audiences to stand on the ground where the struggles and events of the Civil Rights Movement took place. For more information about this event, go to georgiahistory.com.