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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, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The information that we learned is invaluable. Mr. Cutter has such a wealth of knowledge about the Civil rights movement in Savannah GA.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is walkable from historic Savannah. It has some great information, photos, and clips. It isn't overly large.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum focuses on the Civil Rights movement in Savannah, especially the boycott of downtown stores in 1960-61. The effect of the exhibits is dramatic and emotional. The visit gives a different view of Savannah than that experienced just walking through the famous squares.

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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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