Additional Resources

This site is merely a bringing together of information about Laurel Grove South Cemetery and the people buried there. There is so much more to learn about Savannah’s Black history, which is Savannah’s history.

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Though Ralph Mark Gilbert was not buried in Laurel Grove South, he is a huge part of Savannah history, and the museum dedicated in his honor is a great place to learn about Savannah. Click here to visit the museum’s website.

The Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center

What started out as the first official school for African-Americans in Savannah, GA became a center for African-American culture. If you want to know about Gullah-Geechee heritage or see the way some African-American and Black families thrived in Savannah, this is the place to do it. The Beach Institute even has a Genealogical Research Support Center. You can click here to visit their website.

The Savannah Tribune & Savannah Herald

The Savannah Tribune and Savannah Herald are both long-running Black newspapers here in Savannah and offer up-to-date coverage of current news, as well articles about Savannah’s heritage. You can find the Savannah Tribune here and the Savannah Herald here.

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