Mississippi, Thompson, President Trump discussed on Democracy Now


That the movement was about removing barriers in unifying americans of all backgrounds very interesting that he would say that considering the civil rights leader one of them who did boycott was one that is being uh that was a part of this movement to say the least as you're pointing out so many people were who boycotted and that was john lewis oh that show him a shower of his administration's understanding of the civil rights movement both congressman john lewis been substantial amount of time here in a state of mississippi he sacrificed much controversy thompson won the part of the civil rights movement torched allowed apart shockwaves mobile was a part of the moby known a lot of part death shallow view of what's taken place in a congressman thompson all conscience john lewis or miss adverse or have its weapons or any of the veterans of the civil rights movement beside to a t it or not the team they have earned the right to do so because a celebration of the opening of his museum as a celebration of their heart were bear sacrifice and determination that all members of this society won't be treated with human dignity if i if i may add that the president the president's effort to define a civil rights movement for us in mississippi further demonstrates that he he misses the the of the point that he does not understand that it is not for him to to define for us that the individuals who have sacrificed their lives that that came for this celebration fully understand what they were engaged in uh as derek and i sit here at this moment we don't make the stance or take a principled stance that we were not going to attend out of ignorance but out of understanding because as derek mention my father was actually mentioned in the the co until pro documents here in mississippi there's an exhibit that reflects work that he was a part of in the the 70s and so we're well aware of of what this means we are well aware of what the civil rights movement means at that met at that time and what it means today and that is why we take the principle stance that someone who's who's policies someone whose actions demonstrate on a consistent basis that he has he has no intent on advancing the ideals of this movement that.

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