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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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This is no match for the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis but that's ok because the Gilbert's focus... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
larry s
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Educational as well as interesting

The person who sold us tickets gave about a 10 minute overview. Very educational and included... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
ALO2012
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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 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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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The person who sold us tickets gave about a 10 minute overview. Very educational and included stories of her own. Very interesting. Then we walked around a bit reading about how Savannah dealt with segregation. Then we watched a video that was very good and...More

2  Thank ALO2012
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The museum is a self-guided tour with a 17 minute video. The space is small so try and visit when medium and large groups are unlikely to be visiting. The exhibits are well prepared and tell the story of Savannah's civil rights struggle. The highlight...More

1  Thank PK_Maryland
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I loved it. This museum tells how Savannah paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement. I was extremely moved and impressed.

2  Thank Carla S
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Sheds a different light on the beginning and origin of Civil Rights in America. Definitely worth visiting.

2  Thank Familytrip1995
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We spent over an hour in this museum, which tells the story of the local Savannah civil rights movements. The pride of the museum staff in those brave civil rights forerunners is palpable. The museum is a must no matter what your cultural background. Exhibits...More

1  Thank Pamela A
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is packed with awesome artifacts and information that will enhance your knowledge of the civil rights movement and the role that Savannah played in this historic movement. This is a must stop if you love history - Black history is American History.

1  Thank 8Salome
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This place is a must see for anyone interested in the Civil Rights Movement. This place is a must see for anyone not interested in the Civil Rights Movement. A well curated museum telling the story of the Civil Rights Movement specific to Savannah. Friendly,...More

1  Thank sgrnyc
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We loved this museum and the friendly and informative staff. It was a moving experience from the moment we walked in, and we learned a great deal about Savannah history as well as the movement. So many brave, admirable fighting for justice for so many...More

1  Thank diner970
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

By focusing on how, over the past sixty years, African-American citizens of Savannah have empowered themselves and realized significant gains in their civil rights, this museum offers those who visit a positive and uplifting experience. A compelling video presentation helps being to life three floors...More

1  Thank lynandjim2017
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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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