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Jackson, MS - John Lewis To Skip Civil Rights Museum Opening Due To Trump

Published on: December 7, 2017 03:45 PM
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FILE - Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry FILE - Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Jackson, MS - U.S. Rep John Lewis says he won’t speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, calling it intolerable that President Donald Trump will attend.

Lewis made the announcement Thursday. The Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon helped organize the 1964 Freedom Summer targeting segregation in Mississippi.

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The Saturday ceremony marks Mississippi’s bicentennial of admission into the union. But what was intended as a moment of racial unity and atonement in the state with the largest share of African-Americans is descending into racial and partisan strife after Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant invited fellow Republican Trump to attend.

The NAACP has said Trump should cancel his planned appearance because of his divisive record on civil rights issues.

Several prominent Mississippi Democrats say they won’t attend. Some plan protests.



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 Dec 07, 2017 at 04:31 PM AmYisroel Says:

good riddance

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 04:33 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

typical divisive Democrats. The president is someone busy and he is taking time to show that the past racism is now gone with the proof that a black man with a Muslim name was president in the US for 8 years.

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 05:00 PM elyeh Says:

Seems to be hatred.

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 05:23 PM Educated Archy Says:

Funny thing is that out of all Trump's comments and tweets he actually never siad a word against african americans. Yes he did say stuff against Latino's (of which I disagree) and he did say stuff against muslims (of which I agree with). They point to minor stuff like the style in which he labeled AA people or his employment record in the 80's.. Nothing substantive at all.

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 05:52 PM peretz2 Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

typical divisive Democrats. The president is someone busy and he is taking time to show that the past racism is now gone with the proof that a black man with a Muslim name was president in the US for 8 years.

Charlottesville means Racism is gone -- LOL

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 05:54 PM Anonymous Says:

How immature and racist - of Congressman Lewis and his cronies.

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 07:44 PM Hoshomer Says:

This is why people don't take liberal congressmen seriously. When will they realize that everything doesn't revolve around them?

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 08:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Let this schvartser stay home, with the rest of his friends.

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 Dec 07, 2017 at 09:28 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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peretz2 Says:

Charlottesville means Racism is gone -- LOL

The only real racists are the black supremacists of black lives matter.

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 Dec 08, 2017 at 09:12 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

I am eager to hear the President to give a great speech on the subject of civil rights.

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 Dec 08, 2017 at 11:34 AM Educated Archy Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

I am eager to hear the President to give a great speech on the subject of civil rights.

Why should he? There are no civil rights issues anymore. Blacks are treated equally.

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