Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum chronicles the civil rights movement in Savannah, Georgia's oldest city. The museum is named in honor of Rev. Ralph Mark Gilbert, who was the pastor of First African Baptist Church from 1939 to 1956 and president of the Savannah branch of the NAACP from 1942 to 1948. His civil rights legacy included establishment of the West Broad Street YMCA, hiring of Savannah's first black police officers and voter registration drives for the NAACP.
Explore photographs and interactive exhibits on the museum's three levels that capture key civil rights struggles in Savannah, including demonstrations at Savannah's Levy's Department Store, and a theater with seating that resembles pews in African American churches.