Over 40 cultural institutions, museums and historic sites participated in Super Museum Sunday including The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum located at 460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd; The crowds started arriving around 9:30 a.m. Museum Board Member Bishop Earl Coleman said the crowds were larger this year than they had been before. Many were drawn to the museum because of its local history.
It is a very interesting museum that tells the story of the civil rights movement that happened in Savannah, Georgia. You can watch a short film detailing life for Blacks in Savannah during the civil rights movement in what appears to be a mock version of the churches people used to gather in to set up protests and talk about their next move to gain equal rights in the town that they contributed so much to and loved.
For information on touring the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum call (912) 777-6104