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Lakers visit National Civil Rights Museum ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma wandered away from the group in the first room of the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday afternoon. He ducked into a corner, standing in front of the reproduced bowels of a slave ship. Mannequins were hunched over, chained to the floor, in the tightest of spaces, while...

A Visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

I visited the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in December, a couple weeks after it opened. I had little idea what to expect since all I really knew about it was that our "stable genius" of a president had generated some controversy by his recent visit. Show More Summary

Exhibition presents a thoughtful and contemporary look at inequalities and social justice in Memphis

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

In partnership with the City of Memphis and the National Civil Rights Museum?s MLK50 program honoring the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?s assassination, students and faculty from Memphis College of Art and the University of Memphis join together to present a thoughtful and contemporary look at inequalities and social justice in Memphis. Show More Summary

Smithsonian marks 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History has opened a new display case to share the story of the signing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with visitors to its ?Within These Walls? exhibition. This landmark civil rights legislation...Show More Summary

This Museum Will Leave You Upset, And That's A Very Good Thing

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"To a startling degree, and despite being a state-sponsored institution, [it] refuses to sugarcoat history." Holland Cotter visits the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.

Critic’s Notebook: In Jackson, Feeling the Blows, the Bullets and the Tears

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum refuses to sugarcoat history. Fine art museums have a lot to learn from the example.

How College Campuses Can Uphold Free Speech AND Shut Down Racists

Give marginalized communities the space to address white nationalists on campus. At the Center for Human and Civil Rights museum in Atlanta, Georgia, there’s an exhibit with headphones where you can sit and experience the verbal abuse that many civil rights activists lived through during the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins. Show More Summary

The birther president tours a civil rights museum. Really?

To the editor: Among the many actions taken by President Trump that made him an unwelcome presence at an opening ceremony for Mississippi’s new civil rights museum was his ride into office powered by his hatred of President Obama. (“‘Mr. President, we don’t need you in Mississippi.’ Protests as...

The Worst Part of Donald Trump’s Visit to the Civil-Rights Museum

Jelani Cobb writes about the irony of Donald Trump’s appearance at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

The GOP will now tolerate overt racism

You cannot make this stuff up: President Trump visits the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. However, he enthusiastically endorses Roy Moore, who argued about pre-Civil War America: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another. … Our families were strong, our country […]

Trump’s visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores national tension

President Trump delivered remarks at the opening event for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—while Congressman John Lewis—a civil rights icon -- boycotted the President’s visit as an “insult” to the people commemorated there.

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of civil rights movement, some famous, some not. But his tour of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and adjacent Museum of Mississippi in Jackson drew protests Saturday. Show More Summary

Trump says he 'admired' Martin Luther King at civil rights museum opening amid boycotts over his attendance

Amid protests and boycotts over his attendance, US President Donald Trump said Martin Luther King, Jr was “a man I have studied, watched, and admired for my entire life” during the opening of a civil rights museum in Jackson, Mississippi. Show More Summary

Trump salutes civil rights heroes at boycotted museum opening

last monthNews : Trending Now

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. Show More Summary

Civil rights veteran on Mississippi museums: 'I felt the bullets. I felt the tears'

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Freedom Rider, called the new civil rights museum “amazing. Never did I dream that I would see a Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.”        

Trump, Rejecting Calls to Stay Away, Speaks at Civil Rights Museum

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

In Jackson, Miss., the president hailed heroes of the civil rights movement even as activists and politicians said his presence insulted the effort to confront the state’s history.

With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many in Mississippi's African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum's opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated opening.

'He does not deserve to be in Jackson': Trump's visit to civil rights museum met with protests

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Some activists were left in a quandary over Trump's appearance at the civil rights museum.        

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