A boycott is an organized popular protest, named after Captain Charles C. Boycott (1832-97), who was ostracised by the Irish Land League after he not only refused to lower rents but also evicted tenants from land under his care, effectively condemning them to abject poverty.
This resource provides an opportunity for schools to teach about peaceful protest and conflict resolution.
Pupils will examine the historical and current instances of peaceful protest in response to discrimination and injustice. Pupils will be encouraged to discuss, analyse and debate these issues on both a local and global level. This section also includes links to articles and collections of famous protest songs, photographs and much more.