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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  • August 8, 2017
    Don't pay for a regular tour group with this. Walk in and pay the fee to tour the museum. It is a nice tribute.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Civil Rights is vital for our country to survive! This museum gives you a great snapshot. My suggestion is to tour the First African Baptist Church first and then walk down to this museum. The tour st...  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    I recommend for anyone who visits Savannah to go and visit the civil rights museum. We had a fantastic time and learned a lot that I didn't know from the civil rights era. Thank you Me. Cutter!  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Our first trip to historic Savannah. Three day girlfriends weekend and we wanted to experience the African American culture. The attendants were very welcoming when we entered and very informative. They were well versed in the museum's history as well as other area attractions related to our event. I will be visiting again to experience with others that travel with me.
  • February 23, 2017
    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!
  • December 1, 2016
    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*
  • February 15, 2017
    If you love history, you can't miss this place. Personnel was very helpful.
  • March 16, 2017
    Excellent spacing and the atmosphere was nice. Performed here with the Corey Brown Band

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