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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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Great museum

I was instructed to visit the museum for a class assignment. I truly enjoyed my visit, i learned so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
quinteram
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Savannah, Georgia
A gem that should not be missed

Important Savannah history that should be more prominent. This museum appears off the beaten path... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SarahSTO52
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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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 1 week ago

I was instructed to visit the museum for a class assignment. I truly enjoyed my visit, i learned so much about Savannah, its history, and hidden gems. this place is a must see for all african americans

1  Thank quinteram
Reviewed 1 week ago

Important Savannah history that should be more prominent. This museum appears off the beaten path but actually boarders West Broad - an area critical to black savannah history. It documents the thoughtful and strategic boycott in Savannah that amazingly lasted 16 months and peacefully succeeded...More

1  Thank SarahSTO52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

“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 eventually arrested) at a lunch counter or a public...More

1  Thank Liz M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 'cousins'!! This is a must!!

1  Thank valabird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. It was a great experience. We learned a lot...More

1  Thank DaveBarb2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great civil rights museum. The staff was very informative. They are a not for profit company. Go and visit them.

1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience, Me and my girlfriend was on vacation from Charlotte NC and decided to check out the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil rights museum to learn more about the local culture of Savannah. It was a great experience Ross and D avid treated us like...More

2  Thank Stephen j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience, I flew in from San Diego and my sister flew in from Radcliff KY. We decided to explore a little of Georgia's history. So off to Savannah, we went. Making a wrong turn, turned out to be the best thing that...More

1  Thank Allen M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I only rated it average as in comparison to some places I have been it was a little run down & needs some money spent on it. It was well put together & informative & well worth a visit. Great staff. I wish they made...More

Thank bj18
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Very small museum and not what you would expect. My kids learned so much about black history in Savannah. My husband and I are from Canada and we have always wanted to hear more about some of the struggles that took place down south. The...More

1  Thank Jen J
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dvdcutter
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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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