an old African American bank. The museum is located at 460 Martin Luther King,.
The building now houses the history of Savannahs civil rights movement. Ralph Mark Gilbert, the father of Savannah's modern day Civil Rights Movement and leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (naacp). Photographic exhibits provide a visual record of the history of the predominantly African-American West Broad Street (present-day Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard) neighborhood and commercial area. 1, civil Rights edit, from 1942 to 1950, Gilbert served as president of the Savannah Branch of the.
Call the museum in advance of your visit for more information and to inquire about tour availability for the day you plan to visit. 3, reverend Gilbert died August 23, 1956 while on vacation in New York City, New York. Boulevard was once a block full of prospering black businesses and how African Americans in the community helped fight discrimination. External links edit, footnotes college essays on a life experience edit, reverend Ralph Mark Gilbert, First African Baptist Church, Savannah The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Son of city's 10th black police officer pens book, Adam Crisp, Savannah Morning News, July 23, 2007 Savannah Tribune, August 30, 1956, page. Although the building that houses this museum is modern in comparison to others in historic Savannah, it has played an important part in Savannahs African-American history. Please verify details before planning your trip. While living in Savannah Gilbert organized a childrens center and West Broad street ymca.