Saturday, December 9, 2017

Trump Disinvited From Mississippi’s Civil Rights Museum Opening After Honorees Announce Boycott

The new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi will be celebrating it opening day this Saturday.

Donald Trump was scheduled to appear at the event... Until he wasn't.

It has been announced that Trump will now instead participate in a separate private event at the Museum on Saturday morning rather than the public ceremony later in the day.

The decision came after word of Trump's plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy when a series of noteworthy civil rights leaders and speakers decided to boycott the event and local groups planned to protest.

Fearing the ensuing pandemonium the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the White House agreed to have a separate event when Trump will be able to tour the museum and speak at a private program in the morning.

Multiple people close to the situation have said staff at the museum scrambled to address the problem after speakers dropped out of the event.

The problem was that no one at the museum knew that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, an avowed Trump supporter, had extended an invite to Trump.

It was after Trump announce his plans to attend the opening that a number of speakers, noteworthy Mississippians and civil rights heroes who were to be honored decided to boycott the event citing Trump's racially divisive behavior that stands in direct opposition to the symbolism of the event.

Noted Civil rights leaders who have announced that they will be boycotting Trump's unwanted presence at the ceremony are congressmen John Lewis, D-Ga., and Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., former Secretary of the Navy and Mississippi Gov. Ray Maybus, Jackson Miss, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and Charles McLaurin, a ledgendary leader in the civil rights movement.

The NAACP also called on Trump not to attend and said his presence would be an “affront” to civil rights heroes.

Trump is of course famous for his racist proclivities which include attacking the first black president of United States with birtherism conspiracies, his various disparaging remarks about Mexicans, his attempt to implement a Muslim ban and vilifying the group “Black Lives Matter”... just for starters.

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