Trump will not speak publicly at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Governor Bryant announces

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Donald Trump is going to make a low-key appearance instead //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After a week in which news of President Donald Trump’s plans to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum set off a firestorm, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s office announced late Thursday night that Trump will not make […]

Former Mississippi Governor: I won’t attend the opening of the Civil Rights Museum with “overt racist” Donald Trump

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Ray Mabus, who was governor of Mississippi from 1988 until 1992, called Trump a supporter of white supremacists and neo-Nazis //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus says he has cancelled plans to attend the opening ceremony for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, citing the presence of President Donald Trump. “It […]

In protest of Trump, John Lewis and Bennie Thompson cancel appearances at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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Neither Civil Rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), nor Mississippi’s only black congressman, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), will attend a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday. The decision to pull out of the event came after it was announced that President Donald Trump would be joining them as […]

Myrlie Evers-Williams: If God gives me the strength, I will speak out on Trump’s presence

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The widow of Medgar Evers says she may speak out on Trump – right in front of him //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers, said she will speak out on Trump’s presence at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson on […]

John Lewis: I don’t know if I “can live with myself” if I attend Mississippi Civil Rights Museum with Trump

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“I think his presence would make a mockery,” Congressman John Lewis said //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D–GA) may not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum if President Donald Trump is there, he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I think his presence would make a […]

Four Reasons Trump has no business coming to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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A presidential visit for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum? Thanks, but no thanks. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum was created to remind us of the struggles of those who fought for true equality in Mississippi and the rest of the country, which is something that 45 […]

Alabama Handmaids show up to resist Steve Bannon and Roy Moore

Inspired by Margaret Atwood’s story, Alabama women rallied to say that “sexual predators should not be tolerated, excused, or elected for any reason” //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Around sixty or seventy Baldwin County, Alabama women attended a protest against against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and Breitbart’s Steven Bannon on Monday night, organizers […]

On the Front Lines of Red State Reproductive Justice

YES MA’AM Series Laurie Bertram Roberts, Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund YES MA’AM is a new Deep South Voice feature spotlighting women-identified activists in Mississippi. Join the conversation online with #YESMAAM. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Call Laurie Bertram Roberts an activist, and within minutes of speaking with her, the word feels completely inadequate. As […]

Trump’s appearance at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is an insult to our state’s heroes

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NOTE: THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR AND SHOULD NOT BE ASSUMED TO REFLECT THE VIEWS OF DEEP SOUTH VOICE OR ITS AFFILIATES. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Saturday’s opening of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Downtown Jackson has been something many Mississippians have been anticipating for […]