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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus won't attend civil rights museum opening | The Sun Herald


“It is with a great deal of sadness that I will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday,” he said in a statement emailed out Thursday morning. “This institution and event should be a celebration of the hard-won progress in civil rights, but the main speaker, Donald Trump, is actively attacking that progress and turning us back to the dark days of hatred and division.

“An overt racist and a supporter of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, Donald Trump represents the exact opposite of what this museum is about — honoring the heroes who fought for, and often died for, the idea of equality of all..."

Former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus won't attend civil rights museum opening | The Sun Herald

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