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“Interesting and Compelling”

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.
Ranked #42 of 220 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 June 2017

While focused mostly on Savanna/Georgia civil rights events, there was enough detailed history and powerful displays that typified the struggle for equality throughout 19th and 20th century America.

1  Thank Louis M
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I leaned about the activities of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. There are interactive displays. Some thing for all ages. Their is a elevator to access all floors.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Savannah has lots of amazing, living tales of American history. This is no exception. It is a must see if you visit Savannah and have any interest in learning about American history. They did a really good job with video documentaries and historically accurate simulations. There is a $10 admission fee, but it was well worth it!

3  Thank SuavesTrips
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum and we're welcomed by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Shown around and informed by a warm, intelligent gentleman (sorry, senior moment, forgotten your name but we also talked about reggae & Stax music). Informative displays & videos, well laid out. Thank you.

1  Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I had to search for things popular for African American history and thus place did not let me down. I enjoyed the tour and learning about the history of Savannah. Very enlightening. Must take your children.

1  Thank ReneeW777
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