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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.
Ranked #10 of 166 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, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved it! It was a great tour with a great guide! (David) The tour also includes an excellent video that outlines the history/role that Savannah played in the movement. It was absolutely worth the small price of admission and I would recommend it to all those visiting Savannah.

1  Thank brittanytoney1
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"black history"
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"important history"
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"interactive displays"
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"eye opening"
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"martin luther king"
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"short film"
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"learned a great deal"
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"wonderful history"
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"first african baptist church"
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"well worth the visit"
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"visiting savannah"
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Not huge on museums, but this is one worth going to. The history of this place is incredible, and most of the museum is focused on local events which took place in Savannah in the 60's and it was truly eye-opening and an important piece of history to learn about. The staff are super friendly and eager to have you experience everything in the museum.

1  Thank CONatureGirl
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

A must to better understand the saga of slavery in the USA most particularly in Savannah.
The tour is self guided but the exhibits are well presented and give a good narrative permitting one to appreciate and better understand the plight of the black population living in the area.
We were lucky to have our visit complemented with the knowledge and passion of Mrs.Rouse.

2  Thank Dani U
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

What a fantastic place to learn about Savannah’s history and the Civil Right Movement as a whole! This is a small museum but it’s very interesting and it also touches upon the history of the city as well. In fact, the lady who worked at the museum, Jessie, filled me in on some of the history before I even began exploring the museum which gave me a basic starting point to understand the information better! It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to do everything including watching a 15 minute documentary on the lunch counter sit ins!

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Came to Savannah to vacation and have learned about so much rich Black History. This museum gives you great information on Savannah’s key role during the civil rights era. The staff was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions.

2  Thank jsjewell10
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