The Savoy Project T-Shirt:
Jim Savoy's speed shop helped launch the Civil Rights movement. Now you can carry on his legacy.
But first, you need to hear Jim's story...
Photography: very special thanks to Jay Watson
In the late Sixties and Seventies, the winds of change were blowing across America in ways that no one had ever seen. The Civil Rights Movement had lost many of its leaders, the Vietnam conflict had lost much of its support, the Sexual Revolution was in full swing and there was a general unrest among the nation’s youth.
It was hard to find more of a concentration of social
upheaval than the San Francisco Bay Area. The city of San Francisco had always ben a melting pot of cultural diversity, but groups like the Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam, cult movements and a disenchanted student population were bubbling under the surface of an already electrically-charged atmosphere of discontent. Things were changing, that was certain, and though the outcome was anyone’s guess, the ride was nothing less than exciting.