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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert, who died in 1956, worked tirelessly for civil rights for African Americans. He helped reorganize the city's NAACP branch and help establish over forty branches around the state by 1950. Among his other achievements, he led a black voter registration drive which helped elect a mayor and city council that strove for reforms, such as the hiring of black policemen and other city employees. Gilbert was also a preacher, lecturer and playwright of religious dramas. The president of the NAACP chapter after Gilbert, W.W. Law, led the effort to establish the museum in the early 1990s.
SourcesElmore, Charles; NGE Staff. "Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum." New Georgia Encyclopedia. Accessed September 23, 2016. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/ralph-mark-gilbert-civil-rights-muse....
"Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum." Visit Historic Savannah. Accessed September 23, 2016. http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/ralph-mark-gilbert-civil-rights-museum.html.
Savannah, GA 31401
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