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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.

460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
+1 912-777-6099
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A worthwhile visit

A must to better understand the saga of slavery in the USA most particularly in Savannah. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dani U
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Ottawa
A Lovely Little Museum

What a fantastic place to learn about Savannah’s history and the Civil Right Movement as a whole... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VikkiBee
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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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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460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must to better understand the saga of slavery in the USA most particularly in Savannah. The tour is self guided but the exhibits are well presented and give a good narrative permitting one to appreciate and better understand the plight of the black population...More

2  Thank Dani U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic place to learn about Savannah’s history and the Civil Right Movement as a whole! This is a small museum but it’s very interesting and it also touches upon the history of the city as well. In fact, the lady who worked at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Savannah to vacation and have learned about so much rich Black History. This museum gives you great information on Savannah’s key role during the civil rights era. The staff was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions.

2  Thank jsjewell10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Savannah has many interesting historical places, however it is important to understand its history regarding civil rights and African heritage. Slaves built this country and its success is because of their contributions. African Americans were treated abhorrently after the Civil War and this museum documents...More

2  Thank JeannetteMinnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for almost hour and half. We could have spent more time. There is so much to learn that you do not learn in school or from mass media or from Hollywood. This place is important and I would recommend that...More

2  Thank Shawna R
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This tour was amazing! My mom and I stayed at this museum for over two hours! We then visited again the following day. The staff there are like family now! I loved hearing how powerful Black Americans are when we stand together. Unfortunately, my hotel...More

3  Thank amill2006
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This Museum was a great fine. I was quite impressed to learn about the history of the Civil Rights struggle of Savannah Georgia. Also I enjoyed seeing a segment of the Lunch Counter exhibit and I was quite surprised to learn at the end of...More

2  Thank John S
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Civil Rights Museum provided insightful commentary about Savannah’s amazing civil rights history. The tour was excellent and the 17 minute video set the stage for appreciating the history of the civil rights movement in Savannah’s churches. I was impressed with the extensive knowledge...More

1  Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We are doomed to repeat our mistakes without a sense of history--this is a great place to renew your knowledge even if you were old enough to read the newspaper headlines of the times. Incredible displays.

1  Thank C3028LImary
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This is no match for the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis but that's ok because the Gilbert's focus is on the Civil Rights movement in Savannah. Well done. Informative. Friendly staff.

1  Thank larry s
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schmayla98
17 May 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lift that takes you to the elevator floor that gives full access from that point. Hours are from 10:00 until 5:00. Will need to get there by 4:00 in order to get a complete tour.
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dvdcutter
12 August 2017|
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This should actually be answered by Greta , I think.
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