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Lewis said Mr. Trump's attendance would "make a mockery of everything that people tried to do to redeem the soul of America and make this country better".

Numerous seminal moments of the movement - the stories of Emmet Till, of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner, of Medgar Evers, of James Meredith, of Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Riders and Freedom Summer - all happened on MS soil.

"After President Trump departs, we encourage all Mississippians and Americans to visit this historic civil rights museum", Lewis and Thompson stated.

The opening of the History of Mississippi Museum will also be part of the ceremonies. Former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus and state Rep. Sonya Williams Barnes (D-Gulfport), who chairs the Black Caucus, also announced they'll be staying away from the museum's opening.

"President Trump's statements and policies regarding the protection and enforcement of civil rights have been abysmal, and his attendance is an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement", Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO, said in a statement released this week.

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". "No", Moak said. He added that though the opening is meant to be a "special event", "Trump's visit will tamp that down".

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"We know that the work that we do is going to be in museums and on display not only through our generation but for all of the generations to come", said Spangler. He was held at the infamous Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

For many Americans, the story of the Civil Rights movement was something they read about in newspapers or watched on television. Evers has said she will address Trump's presence.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thompson and Lewis' announcement.

Reuben Anderson, the first black state Supreme Court justice, has said he won't abandon the platform after helping to lead private fundraising efforts for the museum.

Saturday's opening of these two museums dedicated to that single goal is a fitting tribute to our state's 200th birthday. A museum of Mississippi History covers 15,000 years of human habitation. Its exhibits document the history of the civil rights struggle, and the violent white supremacist reaction to it, from 1945 until 1976.

The museums take an unflinching look at the state's past - complete with displays of slave chains, Ku Klux Klan robes and graphic photos of lynchings and firebombings.

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