US leader Donald Trump called for an end to racial hatred Saturday at the launch of a museum dedicated to victims of white-supremacist violence in America's Deep South, a ceremony boycotted by several black leaders. The president's attendance at a private gathering to open the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History next door, which came at the invitation of the state's Republican governor, had triggered a backlash from some who marched in the movement to win those rights, including veteran US congressman John Lewis.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Donald Trump’s “attendance and hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed” in the museum.
President Donald Trump will be traveling to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum. That's according to a White House official. The official spoke … Click to Continue »
The Mississippi Association of County Democratic Chairs and the Hinds County Democratic Party on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump’s planned participation at the opening ceremony for the state’s Civil Rights Museum, call thing the pres...