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...
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
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
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
"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.
The new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum refuses to sugarcoat history. Fine art museums have a lot to learn from the example.
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
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...
State’s racist history revealed in unsparing detail: ‘It hurts my heart’
Jelani Cobb writes about the irony of Donald Trump’s appearance at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
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 loves himself at civil rights museum, old white people make excuses for pedophillia, and Judge Jeanine goes off the rails (again). Your morning news brief.
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.
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
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
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
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.”
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.
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.
Some activists were left in a quandary over Trump's appearance at the civil rights museum.