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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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Part of a Black History Tour

Excellent museum at the end of the Black History Tour. Very enlightening, especially when it was time to use the rest room. The doors were marked "Colored" and "White". Without... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Saugerties, New York
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Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent museum at the end of the Black History Tour. Very enlightening, especially when it was time to use the rest room. The doors were marked "Colored" and "White". Without thinking, I went into the "White" door and then realized how much I learned about segregation at that moment.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the first stop of my quest for more African American history and I am so glad that i attended! Ms. Roslyn was an amazing and eloquent tour guide that provided knowledge that tied the city of Savannah to the Civil Rights movement. I learned so much that i will definitely continue to research and pass along to my... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ms. Roslyn was such an amazing tour guide. She knew so much about local Savannah history. She was very nice and answered any question I had. I definitely recommend this for all ages and races. Learn about the wonderful history of Savannah and how remarkable women and men contributed to the founding of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful small museum that gives a great sense of the local civil rights struggle. Very knowledgeable guides. Ms. Charleen and Ms. Jessie were wonderful.

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Thank Jonathan R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I learned a great deal and at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah about the fight for justice waged by the African Community from slavery though Jim Crow to the present. The displays were excellent and informative and I have never seen a better media presentation of the issue than the short film shown at the Museum.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this well-organized display of important Savannah history! Engaging stories are shared by friendly museum staff (shout out to Jessie!) and a well made film helps bring to life the exciting civil rights movement and the growth of the NAACP. Learn why Dr. Martin Luther King eventually called Savannah the most integrated city in the south in the 1960s.

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Thank Michael S
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum focuses on the civil rights movement as it unfolded in Savannah. The information is presented with interesting and eye-catching displays, as well as a video of first-hand accounts from people who were on the forefront of the movement. It is so important for us all to understand the history of our country, and this small but well-run museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a lot, some in our party discovered informations that changed our perspective. Staff were very friendly, told poignant stories. Glad we went.

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Thank Ellen Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is wonderful. It is tiny, but jammed packed full of information. It is specific to the city of Savannah, which was a new perspective to me. The staff was very friendly and had lots of information to share in addition to the exhibits. The history of the building makes this such a great spot for this museum. It... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was our first stop in Savannah, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are very helpful - they explained the lunch counter scene and set up the video, then let us wander. The exhibits are simple, yet so profound. The display of "first elected" politicians with images of those who came before is amazing. Seeing an actual KKK robe... More 

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