MIssissippi Civil Rights and History Museums Grand Opening
Photo ©Suzi Altman 12/9/17 Jackson,MS Myrlie Evers- Williams widow of slain civil rights icon Medgar Evers, left is joined on the podium by Governor William Winters, right, at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Myrlie Evers dedicated her late husband Medgar Evers archival papers to the MS Department of Archives and History, which helped established the museum. Evers spoke to the crowd outside after President Trump made private remarks inside to a closed audience of invited guests and press only.
Right before the ribbon cutting ceremony outside on the podium Mrs Evers said " These museums are priceless, going through the museum of my history I felt the bullets and the fears, but I also felt the hope." President Trump had a very short private tour of the Civil Rights Museum and did not mingle outside or stop to talk with any visitors to the new Civil Rights museum. Photo©SuziAltman