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JACKSON, Miss. (CBSMiami/AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to Mississippi’s role in the civil rights movement Saturday at the opening of two new museums in Jackson, the state’s capital.

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Some black leaders — including civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis — boycotted the event, saying Trump has sown racial division instead of racial harmony. About 50 protesters joined them.

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In his remarks to assembled guests, Trump said: “The civil rights museum records the oppression, cruelty and injustice inflicted on the African-American community, the fight to bring down Jim Crow and end segregation, to gain the right to vote and to achieve the sacred birthright of equality.”

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Trump left before the public opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjacent Museum of Mississippi History.