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“Small museum, lots to learn!”

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.
Ranked #41 of 214 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: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Philadelphia, Pa
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Small museum, lots to learn!”
Reviewed 29 October 2009

Worth the short visit. You'll only need about an hour to thoroughly explore this museum. Savannah + it's citizens, although rarely mentioned in the history books, played a huge part in the civil rights movement.

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“Great museum!”
Reviewed 14 September 2009

Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of African Americans in Savannah. My 12 and 7 year old kids were suprisingly interested and asked a lot of questions. I would recommend this attraction to anyone who visits Savannah.

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