John Lewis to Boycott Civil Rights Museum Opening Due to Trump's Attendance

John Lewis to Boycott Civil Rights Museum Opening Due to Trump's Attendance

Lewis announced his decision in a joint statement with U.S. Rep Bennie Thompson, Mississippi's only Democrat in Congress.

The White House says it's unfortunate the lawmakers won't join the president in honoring the "incredible sacrifice civil rights leaders made to right the injustices in our history".

"After careful consideration and conversations with church leaders, elected officials, civil right activists and many citizens of our congressional districts, we have decided not to attend or participate in the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum".

"President Trump's attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum", they said.

"America can't really turn a corner with regards to its racist and violent past and present until the South, and particularly a state like MS, confronts it - and confronts it unflinchingly", Glaude said.

Exhibit Concepts, headquartered in Vandalia, has spent the past 18 months creating the long-anticipated Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. "The President hopes others will join him in recognizing that the movement was about removing barriers and unifying Americans of all backgrounds". The Rev. C.J. Rhodes, a prominent African American clergyman, tweeted Thursday morning that Lewis' "voice is needed here now more than ever".

Allardyce to miss Europa tie over medical appointment
With defenders in short supply, he may be asked to fulfil a similar role at the Tsirio Stadium on Thursday evening. This team is doing well in the domestic competition and at home, I think they will fancy a win over Everton .

Mr. Lewis, who voted on Wednesday in favor of a failed attempt to begin impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump, has clashed with the president several times since he won the election. Bryant said the president's appearance brings importance to the event.

He said he planned to boycott the inauguration for the first time in three decades, which he did.

The NAACP also criticized the president's proposed attendance at the opening.

The two said all Mississippians and Americans should visit the museum, but only after Trump leaves. "He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation".

Both the Mississippi Democratic Party and the NAACP chapter in Mississippi said they had not been informed that Trump had been invited by Bryant until it was published in news reports.

Those were ways of making a dig against African-Americans who dared challenge racial oppression, and journalists covering the civil rights movement. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum focuses primarily on the years 1945 to 1976, telling about efforts to break down segregation and bigotry, and the violent backlash against that work.

Related Articles

  • Putin to seek 4th term as president

    Putin to seek 4th term as president

    Putin is seeking a fourth term as president. "I'm sure that together we will succeed". They will likely be joined by Ksenia Sobchak, who is the daughter of late former St.
    Florida Python Hunter Snags Record 17-Foot Python In Everglades

    Florida Python Hunter Snags Record 17-Foot Python In Everglades

    A snake hunter captured a record 17-foot python during the South Florida Water Management District's hunt over the weekend. Launched in March, the South Florida Water Management District's python elimination program pays hunters $8.10 an hour.
    Disney deal for Fox assets may mean Robert Iger stays longer

    Disney deal for Fox assets may mean Robert Iger stays longer

    There's also speculation that a Fox acquisition could help Disney with its CEO succession problem. Fox shares were up 0.57 per cent in late afternoon trading, while Disney was down 2.45 per cent.
  • The Peel Hunt Reiterates Reduce Rating for Shaftesbury plc (SHB)

    RM plc supplies products, services, and solutions to educational markets in the United Kingdom and internationally. Professional analysts at Liberum Capital have GBX 2030.00 target price per share on Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT).
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

    With 7.18M avg volume, 6 days are for Wal Mart Stores Incorporated (NYSE: WMT)'s short sellers to cover WMT's short positions. The retailer reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.03.
    All You Need to Know about the Fitbit Ionic Heart Rate Tracker

    All You Need to Know about the Fitbit Ionic Heart Rate Tracker

    Therefore, you can turn the fitness tracker into a rather handy little communication device with the third-party apps. The battery lasts twice as long as Apple’s but it isn’t quite as long lasting as the Garmin Forerunner .
  • Florida man, 20, responsible for Uber hack

    Florida man, 20, responsible for Uber hack

    According to three insiders, Clark worked directly for Sullivan but also reported to the legal and privacy team of the company. He questioned why the affected individuals and regulators weren't made aware of the hack.
    Flight makes an emergency landing as passengers needed a 'bathroom break'

    Flight makes an emergency landing as passengers needed a 'bathroom break'

    The plane was flying near the Canadian border when it was diverted hundreds of miles south and eventually landed in Billings. Delta flight 253 was bound for Seattle from NY but had to divert to Billings, Montana after the toilets stopped working.
    The NBA's Top Pick Has Been Traded

    The NBA's Top Pick Has Been Traded

    Others think that he’ll continue to use the picks himself and construct a young core that can emerge after the Cavaliers vs. Fultz is an ideal scoring guard to run alongside him, and can also take over point guard duties if the Simmons experiment fails.
  • Instagram Tests Direct for a Stand-Alone Messaging App

    Instagram Tests Direct for a Stand-Alone Messaging App

    Direct has grown within Instagram over the past four years, but we can make it even better if it stands on its own. But as long as Direct is a part of Instagram , expanding the platform would get increasingly hard for the company.
    YouTube says over 10000 workers will help curb shady videos

    YouTube says over 10000 workers will help curb shady videos

    The year also saw some major new records broken in music, most notably by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's massive global hit. It's been produced in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and China, but this particular video is from a Thailand show.
    Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Raiders

    Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Raiders

    It would not be the first time in Reid's coaching career that has he has occasionally turned over playcalling to a coordinator. The Chiefs played that game without cornerback Steven Nelson, who missed the first seven games with a core muscle injury.