John Lewis Won't Attend Civil Rights Museum Opening Because Trump Is Going

John Lewis

"The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in MS", the statement said before criticizing "President Trump's disparaging comments" about women, the disabled, immigrants, and National Football League players.

"President Trump's disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants, and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and countless others who have given their all for MS to be a better place", the statement reads.

Mississippians are split on whether or not President Donald Trump's scheduled visit to MS is a good thing.

Trump was invited to speak at the ceremony marking the bicentennial of Mississippi's admission to the union by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant who criticized Trump's detractors.

The White House expressed disappointment in their decision.

The president-the same man who not long ago said there were "some very fine people" amongst white supremacists marching with tiki torches in Charlottesville, Virginia-is disappointed in these congressmen's disrespect of the civil rights struggle.

The announcement on Monday that Mr. Trump planned to attend the opening of the museum quickly drew controversy.

The Museum of Mississippi History will explore 15,000 years, from the Stone Age to modern times.

Another person not happy about President Trump's visit is Jackson City Councilman Melvin Priester. Yeah. Is it proper with this President at this particular juncture?

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Lewis and Thompson aren't the only ones boycotting the opening because of Trump.

"This is not a place for cheap political tricks". A spokesperson for the city says the Governor's office and Secret Service are taking the lead on barricades and security for the visit.

This isn't the first time President Trump's presence at a museum has upset some African-Americans. "Trump doesn't care nothing about black folks and poor people in particular", Hampton said.

"Right now we're not going", Lewis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The NAACP has also called on Trump to skip the event.

Lewis, a civil rights icon and Georgia Democrat, was arrested in Jackson in 1961 with Freedom Riders who were protesting segregated bus travel.

Jeff Steinberg is the founder of the Sojourn to the Past, a program that educates children about the Civil Rights movement, and is attending the opening Saturday.

"I think this is something that should bring the country together to celebrate the opening of this museum and highlighting Civil Rights Movement and the progress that we've made". "We are kinder and more tolerant here in MS than I think perhaps other places".

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