Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah

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The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum commemorates Civil Rights activities in Savannah led by local leaders such as Dr. Ralph M. Gilbert, Wesley W. Law, Hosea Williams, Mayor Malcolm MacLean and countless others including hundreds of school children, within the context of local African-American history from slavery to the present day.

The museum encompasses three floors of photographic and interactive exhibits, including an NAACP Organization exhibit, a fiber optic map of 87 significant civil rights sites and events, a lunch counter where sit ins occurred, and segregation exhibits.
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  • 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 vi...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • It was wonderful. I wished we had more time to see everything. Sis. V was very informative. Since I am a native Savannahian, I was proud that Savannah had documented very well her own Civil Rights fight and WON!
  • Went there in 2002(or 2003?) as part of a church youth trip. Having grown up in NYC in the 60's and 70's, didn't experience much overt prejudice. Heard the stories from my forebears who were Floridians, though. Seeing exhibits and a very moving film reinforced the struggle my peoples (African-Americans) went through to get us where we are... But, we've squandered the progress they bled and died for. *sigh*
  • Excellent spacing and the atmosphere was nice. Performed here with the Corey Brown Band
  • If you love history, you can't miss this place. Personnel was very helpful.
  • Historical place to visit the Staff is very knowledgeable and passionate about Savanna history.