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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.

460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
+1 912-777-6099
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A must visit in Savannah

This museum focuses on the Civil Rights movement in Savannah, especially the boycott of downtown... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Burt H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Interesting and Compelling

While focused mostly on Savanna/Georgia civil rights events, there was enough detailed history and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louis M
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Nashville, United States
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Burt H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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.

1  Thank aprilqueens
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....More

3  Thank SuavesTrips
Reviewed 5 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
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
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This museum is right on Martin Luther King Jr. street, at the end of the historic district - in the historic African-American area (that was unfortunately decimated by putting a freeway through). Docent oriented us to the museum and then let us wander. There is...More

1  Thank D S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our guide from the Freedom Trail Tour told some great stories and history of the civil rights movement in Savannah. There was an interesting video and images of the unique movement in Savannah.

1  Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Jessie greeted us and provided a thorough background before we explored the museum. My 13 YO son and history buff was very pleased with our experience. When we left, Jessie even wanted to give us hugs and said she enjoyed our family so much. It...More

1  Thank Emily S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very nice place to visit. Some interesting facts that are displayed inside the building. Looks like a great place to have a reception.

1  Thank Liana S
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Karen C
What is the price of admission?
11 June 2015|
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$4.00 for students and $6.00 adults
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