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“Educational”

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.
Ranked #44 of 221 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This was very nice and enjoyable. Very educational a must see for children and adults. It is not a large place but it tells the story we need to all remember.

1  Thank JJC823
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"minute film"
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"freedom trail tour"
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Well done exhibits. Especially enjoyed the mock up of a lunch counter at Levys department store. also appreciated our excellent guide, who recounted the story of the civil rights movement, especially as it unfolded in savannah, Georgia, (which has the distinction of having peacefully done away with the Jim Crow laws a year ahead of the rest of the south.... Thanks to the courageous efforts of so many souls.). This is a mighty little museum, with a powerful message to tell.

1  Thank Joan_of_art19
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Great review of the Civil Rights movement in Savannah. Could use an update to the facility to more appropriately honor those who by their force of will drug Savannah into the modern age in regards to racial equality.

1  Thank Bobcat006
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

nice spot to take the kids to and to do alone within walking distance from other historic sites. the price is reasonable and the artifacts are neat. Small but good.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This was an excellent opportunity to learn about the civil rights movement that took place in Savannah. I would recommend this to everyone. It talks about the sit-ins, boycotting of local stores, and how African Americans were able to learn a trade and earn money to buy their freedom. The cost was minimal for this exhibit. It is not a large facility but what you learn is worth a visit.

3  Thank Tameika C
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