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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.

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Address: 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
Phone Number:
+1 912-777-6099
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum captures the Civil Rights...

The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum captures the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. See a Timeline of Civil Rights History that begins in 1865. Read the story of the Father of modern Civil Rights movement in Savannah, Reverend Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert who reorganized the local chapter of the NAACP in the 1940s segregated South. His successor Westley Wallace Law led the Civil Rights Movement, in Savannah, through the turbulent 1960s with nonviolent protests that resulted in the downtown businesses in the city of Savannah being desegregated by 1963. Visitors to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum also experience a "church theatre" which symbolizes the church organization and NAACP working in tandem to make the Savannah Civil Right movement a success. In the theatre guests watch a video that is a window into that history from the men and women who were on the front lines of Savannah's Civil Rights Movement.

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A superb museum that takes you through the Civil Rights struggle of African Americans in Savannah. Whilst it explains the era and nationwide struggle then it is Savannah's history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A superb museum that takes you through the Civil Rights struggle of African Americans in Savannah. Whilst it explains the era and nationwide struggle then it is Savannah's history with its leaders and institutions that is explained. The graphics, displays, videos and historic building setting are modern, thorough and excellent at taking you through the struggle. Don't miss it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Travelled to Savannah with 3 friends in August and whilst in Georgia decided to visit this museum one afternoon. We are so glad we did as it gave us such a great insight into the civil rights movement in America, with real stories, videos and pictures showing what life was like during that time. The staff were wonderful! Thoroughly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Went on Saturday on a visit to savannah. An outstanding educational experience. Don't miss the short documentary on the desegregation of savannah. Staff is willing to share their first hand knowledge with guests. Important history all should be aware of to understand how we git to where we are today.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited the Civil Rights museum in Savannah during our tour of the South and were blown away by it. It’s a really excellent look at the era of segregation in Savannah from 1900 – 1970. Displays are informative and well-done, covering different aspects of segregation from education to voting via social aspects such as lunch and cinema arrangements. The... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Very thought provoking and informative with amazing staff on top of that. Definitely worth the visit while you are in Savanah.

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Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were surprised, while in Savannah, to have to search so hard to find any evidence of this fundamental part of the city's history. Glad to find this place and, as Canadians, to gain more insight into the Black American experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Our trip to this museum was great. There was a lot of Savannah history identified that I was not aware of. The staff was super informative and very attentive.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The helpful and informative guides really added to the experience and the recordings accompanying some of the displays were shaming but incredibly interesting - a must see when in Savannnah.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We loved the Civil Rights Museum. Savannah is a lovely city but its history of segregation is important to understand. We got there early and were the first people to arrive. To our delight, we were greeted by a lovely staff member who took the time to give us a personal tour. As we talked, she was kind to share... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Fantastic detail to history of the Civil Rights movement. Great movie with interviews that help you feel like you were there (if teaching youth about the subject.) I HIGHLY recommend this place to locals and visitors.

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