This museum is fraying at the edges and might appear to be closed from the outside, but it chronicles an important but under-represented aspect of Savannah history and deserves your support. Start with the 17-minute film shown in the old chapel (2nd floor), and then move on to the poignant exhibits commemorating the fight for African-American equality and civil rights in the region. The building was constructed in 1914 for the African American-owned Wage Earners Bank, and Dr. Ralph M. Gilbert (1899–1956) was pastor of the First African Baptist Church between 1939 and 1956, leading the Civil Rights movement in the area.