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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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Educational and Necessary

We walked to this museum from our rental condo near Forsyth Park, and it was an easy, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
hpangloss
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Massachusetts
Savannah Civil Rights

This is a great museum within walking distance of downtown and the MLK Visitor's Center. It is not... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
BarbaraEllenAdvisor
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New York City, New York
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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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460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We walked to this museum from our rental condo near Forsyth Park, and it was an easy, beautiful walk. Jessie greeted us when we walked in the door, and she gave us an informative introduction to what the museum had to offer, pointing out particular...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a great museum within walking distance of downtown and the MLK Visitor's Center. It is not large, but it includes lots of detailed information about Savannah civil rights history and was very interesting. The staff is quite helpful. There is an admission fee.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visiting during Black History Month added it's own special flavor. So much history and contribution done by the early black folks of Savannah.Way before Montegomery. Another hidden and untold piece of Black history. This is a must see of how blacks were trated and how...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This museum offers another perspective to balance out the whitewashed information offered by other tours in Savannah. We learned a lot about the civil rights movement in Savannah and the power of organization.

Thank Quizzi
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum. The staff are delightful and truly passionate about sharing the history of civil rights in savannah. I will definitely take my family when they come to visit.

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We learned so much about the Civil Rights movement in Savannah, thanks to the excellent displays and Jessie's informative commentary. It's a story well worth telling and we would recommend that all visitors to Savannah pay the museum a visit.

Thank jll11
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Excellent museum to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement in Savannah. Ms. Jessie and Ms. Roslyn were extremely knowledgeable and shared their personal experiences which really brought the museum exhibits to life. The stories shared in the various exhibits told of daily struggles,...More

Thank michellemanderson4
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were greeted by a very friendly and informative guide who showed us around the museum. The story this museum showcases is so important to Savannah's history. Often, history tours in old towns can gloss over or outright ignore civil rights history and events during/after...More

Thank Allison92187
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Excellent museum at the end of the Black History Tour. Very enlightening, especially when it was time to use the rest room. The doors were marked "Colored" and "White". Without thinking, I went into the "White" door and then realized how much I learned about...More

Thank terry s
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was the first stop of my quest for more African American history and I am so glad that i attended! Ms. Roslyn was an amazing and eloquent tour guide that provided knowledge that tied the city of Savannah to the Civil Rights movement. I...More

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This should actually be answered by Greta , I think.
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The prices for admissions are $10. 00 for adults and $6.00 for students. All senior citizens (over 65) $8.00. All admissions are plus tax.
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