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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

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Address: 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 231 8900
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history...
This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah.
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Highly professional presentation of events of 1960s that brought integration to Savannah a year prior to the Civil Rights Act. Gives a perspective that is not available anywhere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Windham, New Hampshire
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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Highly professional presentation of events of 1960s that brought integration to Savannah a year prior to the Civil Rights Act. Gives a perspective that is not available anywhere else in the city. Educational and worth a visit.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

One can spend up to 1.5 hours in there (if you are inclined to watch a little documentary movie). This museum shows how Savannah was part of the civil rights struggles of the entire South and in what respects it was somewhat different.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We were very impressed with the knowledge of Ms.Rosalyn. We were greeted with a warm and pleasant smile as we entered. Savannah has a very rich history and there was a short film that was very informative about some of the significant events that happened in the surrounding areas. We will definetly return. She made us feel like family. She... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The guide provided more insight into the civil rights movement than was written on the posters etc., so we stayed longer than we originally intended.

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Charleston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I visited the Savannah Civil Rights Museum. There was interesting information about the civil rights movement in Savannah. The museum is small and ow-budget - nothing glitzy, but good information none-the-less. It was worth the visit.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was a small "low tech" but powerful little museum that focused on the Civil Rights activities in Savannah. A must for everyone to learn about what life was like in the South during this time period

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My wife and I popped by on a Friday afternoon on which we had only about an hour to spend, and this museum fit the bill perfectly. We started at the top with an informative (if a bit dated) short documentary video that brought us up to speed on the history of the civil rights movement in Savannah. Next, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This museum gives great insight into the struggle for civil rights in Savannah. By wandering outside of the historic area I found that the struggle is on going.

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Shelburne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The two of us really enjoyed visiting this museum and learning about the civil rights struggle. It IS sad to look back at the way things were, but also a relief to think they have improved. The displays and the staff were wonderful. You really need to visit if you go to Savannah. We learned a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Sometimes it makes me sad to revisit the past. Sometimes it angers me. Then I come out and look around to see where we are today. The feeling of euphoria is indescribable. A must see for E V E R Y O N E..

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