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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.
Ranked #41 of 210 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great personality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Our tour guide was really knowlegeable about civil rights movement. He did really great explaining and demonstrating what times were like to the children in our group. He did great & we are excited about what he taught us that we are bringing our girls the next time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Everybody should visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

A well done museum. Focuses on the civil rights struggle in Savannah.

If you are old like me you tend to forget a little about the way it was at one time. If you are young like my grandchildren you haven't learned it yet.

Ranging in age from 7 to 67 we had a good, meaningful visit. I think everybody should go.

Visited June 2012
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The history of Savannah is incomplete without a visit here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

This museum is a beautiful tribute to a very tumultuous time in America’s history, with well-kept and maintained exhibits dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. Mr. Troy Lance was nothing but accommodating and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit! It was a very humbling experience.

Visited June 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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153 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

a good look at what really happened in savannah and the south during the civil rights movement. the pictures capture more than a thousand words! we'd visit again!

Visited March 2012
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Savannah, Georgia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Living History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Good presentation of history that I lived through.

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