• African-American Congressmen Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Event To Avoid Trump

    4 days ago - By NPR

    The congressmen say that given Trump's record, he is ill-suited to attending the opening of a Mississippi museum dedicated to the history of civil rights.
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  • Rep. Lewis boycotting Trump Miss. civil rights museum visit

    Rep. Lewis boycotting Trump Miss. civil rights museum visit

    4 days ago - By NY Daily News

    Rep. John Lewis announced he will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum because Trump will be in attendance.
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  • If Trump Goes, John Lewis Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening

    4 days ago - By NY Times

    Mr. Lewis and Bennie Thompson, both House Democrats, said they would not attend the museum opening because Mr. Trump is scheduled to be there.
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  • White House criticizes John Lewis for not honoring civil rights leaders

    White House criticizes John Lewis for not honoring civil rights leaders

    4 days ago - By Think Progress

    In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Trump administration blasted Rep. John Lewis' for refusing to accompany Trump to the opening of a civil right museum, suggesting it was disrespectful to civil rights leaders.
    Lewis, of course, is one of the nation's most prominent civil rights leaders .
    Earlier this week, Rep. Bennie Thompson and Lewis - who was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and one of the “big six” civil rights leaders - announced they would not attend President Trump's planned visit on Saturday to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum...
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  • ‘We're losing a lot': On eve of Trump visit, Mississippi blacks say he's brought back troubles of the past

    4 days ago - By The Washington Post

    The president's decision to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum in Jackson has sparked protests.
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  • Hero John Lewis Refuses To Attend Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening Because Trump Will Be There

    4 days ago - By Politicus USA

    Rep. John Lewis made a loud statement against Trump's racism by announcing that he will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum because Trump will be there.
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  • Why John Lewis plans to skip civil rights museum opening

    4 days ago - By ABC News

    Civil rights icon John Lewis skipping Mississippi museum opening
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  • Rep. John Lewis to skip Trump visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

    4 days ago - By Politico

    Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Bennie Thompson announced Thursday they will not attend President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, calling the trip "an insult" to the African-Americans commemorated there. “President Trump's attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Thompson and Lewis said in a joint statement. Trump is scheduled to appear at the opening of the museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday. The museum, according to its website, will feature galleries that hearken back...
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  • Two Black Lawmakers to Boycott Trump's Civil Rights Museum Visit

    4 days ago - By Bloomberg

    Two prominent black lawmakers said they won't participate in the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Saturday because President Donald Trump will be there.
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  • Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis says he won't share stage with Trump to open Mississippi civil rights museum

    4 days ago - By Boston Herald

    JACKSON, Miss. - Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis says he won't share stage with Trump to open Mississippi civil rights museum.
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  • John Lewis to skip civil rights museum opening due to Trump

    4 days ago - By National Post

    JACKSON, Miss. - U.S. Rep John Lewis announced Thursday that won't speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, saying it's an “insult” that President Donald Trump will attend.
    The long-planned Saturday ceremony will mark Mississippi's bicentennial of admission into the union. But what was intended as a moment of racial unity and atonement in the state with the largest share of African-Americans is descending into racial and partisan strife after Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant invited fellow Republican Trump to attend.
    The NAACP has said Trump should...
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  • John Lewis to skip civil rights museum opening due to Trump

    4 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    JACKSON, Miss. - U.S. Rep John Lewis says he won't speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, calling it intolerable that President Donald Trump will attend. Lewis made the announcement Thursday. The Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon helped organize the 1964 Freedom Summer targeting segregation in Mississippi. The Saturday...
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