Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah

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#9 of 17 in Museums in Savannah
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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  • “Taking a knee” for civil rights and resistance is hardly new. This powerful museum in Savannah, which I experienced today for the first time, is a shrine to those who took a knee, sat unwelcome (and ...  more »
  • Spent an awesome two hours learning about the the civil rights movement specific to Savannah! It was fantastic! A very unique story indeed!! The hosts were awesome as well and are our new found 'cousi...  more »
  • We arrived half hour before closing. On his own after we saw the very interesting and informative film, David Cutter gave us (wife and me) a personal tour that lasted at least 15 minutes past closing....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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*
  • If you love history, you can't miss this place. Personnel was very helpful.
  • Excellent spacing and the atmosphere was nice. Performed here with the Corey Brown Band

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