About the Project

We are a group of students, led by the fierce Dr. Jeanne Bohannon, doing undergraduate research at Kennesaw State University. We are made up of many different majors with one goal in mind: to find out everything we can about the Atlanta sit- ins, protests that were pivotal in the success of the Student movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the history of the city of Atlanta as a whole.
We have all fallen in love with this project and its subject matter. We hope that this online archive will serve as a living documentary that will shed light and educate all of those in the Atlanta area and beyond about a major part of our history. This website is the product of hours of archive research, interviews, and writing, rewriting, and writing some more.
Everything you read has been worked on for the span of two semesters by undergraduate students, and will continue to be built upon in the future by more student researchers.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.