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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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A small but powerful mesuem.

A must if you have children or grandchildren. Savannah, although not highly noticed during the Civil Rights Movement, was an epicenter of strong leaders whom greatly influenced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must if you have children or grandchildren. Savannah, although not highly noticed during the Civil Rights Movement, was an epicenter of strong leaders whom greatly influenced Martin Luther King Jr.and the others proponents of peaceful civil dissobediance.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I wish more museums were like this one! It provides contextual information, local stories and details, and fascinating displays. The staff were very helpful and friendly too.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have visited the museum twice - once with my class when I was in middle school, I think for Black History Month, and once in college, with a Museum studies class to study the layout and design of their museum. They have creative displays that really engage the viewers, young and old. It was very educational and they have... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This small museum offers rich insight into the struggle for civil rights in Savannah. The exhibitions reflect the manifold ways in which students and other activists began to protest against all manifestations of segregation. That local history mirrored what happened in other cities throughout the south, yet the way in which the museum displayed those protests gave a unique picture... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The building may look a little tired but the welcome is warm and the contents are important. Go there!!!

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great place to visit to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. We enjoy walking around reading about our history. There is free parking, which is nice.Staff is very nice and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Given that being from Canada our knowledge of the Civil Rights movement is perhaps not as good as some, this lovely little museum offered us a very Savannah perspective. Staff were wonderful, knowledgable and clearly passionate about their work. Definitely worth the visit.

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Danville, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a little out of the way, but worth it. We walked from the first main trolley stop. It is air conditioned and rich with history and information. We got lucky there was a tour guide there that we could listen to. The lady at the desk said they actually arrange for someone to take you through if you... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was interesting because we had a wonderful guide ( johnny brown) to give us additional information, views and stories about he different pictures and incidents. For adults it would be fine but for impressionable children, reading all the placards will not keep them interested. The lunch counter was interesting but the second floor was a bit of a waste.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

On the edge of the historic district, you’ll find this moving, knowledgeable telling of the civil rights movement, in particular Savannah’s. We could all benefit from making time for these lessons from our history in a museum as well presented and run by a family as proud.

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