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15 Minutes Away on Foot: Tour the Civil Rights Museum

January 17, 2011

This week, we highlight the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, located on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Alice Street, at 460 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.

Photo by SavannahTours.us

The museum, located in a 1914 Wage Earners Saving and Loan Bank, opened in 1996. The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum commemorates Civil Rights activities in Savannah that were led by local leaders such as Dr. Ralph M. Gilbert, Wesley W. Law, Hosea Williams, Mayor Malcolm MacLean and countless others including hundreds of school children, within the context of local African-American history ranging from slavery to the present day.

The museum encompasses three floors of photographic and interative exhibits, including an NAACP Organization exhibit, a fiber optic map of 87 significant civi lrights sites and events, a lunch counter where sit ins occured, and segregation exhibits.
The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission for the museum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students.
Getting to the Civil Rights Museum from the Catherine Ward House Inn by foot is easy. From door to door, it takes as little as 13-15 minutes to walk between the two.
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  1. March 5, 2012 1:38 pm

    this sounds amazing!

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