Dec 9, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump speaks at opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

President Trump traveled to Mississippi on Saturday morning to speak at the opening of a new civil rights museum. "Today we pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice and peace," he said.

"These buildings embody the hope that has lived in the hearts of every American for generations -- the hope and the future that is more just and more free," President Trump says— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 9, 2017

The backdrop: John Lewis, the congressman and civil rights hero, declined to attend in protest of Trump's presence.

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