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tv   Pres. Trump Attends Opening of Mississippi Civil Rights and History Museums  CSPAN  December 9, 2017 12:06pm-12:17pm EST

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the youth six employment data i would like to aboutn that or talk that for a second, how that is impacting the actual unemployment rate. thank you. guest:
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pres. trump: the fight to end gain the right to vote, and gain the right for a quality here. [applause] pres. trump: that is big stuff. those are very big words. memorializing the brave men and women struggle to sacrifice can sacrifice a much. so that others may live in freedom. among those we honor of the christian pastures -- pastors
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who started the civil rights movement, like reverend martin luther king, jr., a man that was studied, watched, and admired for my entire life. that we are all made in the image of our lord. students like james meredith who were persecuted for standing up for their right for the same education as every other american student. young people, like the nine brave students who quality -- who quietly sat, and they sat very stoically, but very proudly, at the jackson public library in 1961. and by the way, i would at the word bravery -- i would at the word bravely. bravely. very
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metzger evers, whose brother i met at the plane, and i liked a lot. you were so nice. i appreciate it. [applause] pres. trump: thank you very much. he joined the u.s. army in 1943 when he was 17 years old. he fought in normandy in the second world war. to when he came back home, mississippi, he kept fighting for the same rights and freedoms that he had defended in the war. became a civil rights leader in his community. he helped fellow african-americans register to vote, organized boycotts, and investigated great injustices against very innocent people. for his courageous leadership in the civil rights movement, mr.
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evers was assassinated by a member of the kkk and the driveway of his own home. privileged to be joined today by his incredible widow, someone who has loved throughout large sections of our country. i just want to say hello to her. [applause] pres. trump: where is she? how are you? thank you so much. highly respected. thank you. [applause] pres. trump: thank you. and his brother charles, thank you. for decades, they have carried real legacy.
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and i want to thank them for their tremendous service to our nation. less than a month before mr. evers' death, he delivered an address to the people of jackson on the issue of civil rights. said thepeech, he following -- the african-american has been 1619.n america since this country is his home. he wants to do his part to help make this city, state, and nation a better place for everyone regardless of color or race. family.vers loved his his community and his country. and he knew it was long past time for his nation to fulfill its founding promise. to treat every citizen as an equal child of god.
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[applause] four days after he was murdered, sergeant evers was laid to rest in arlington national cemetery. with full military honors. in arlington, he lies beside men and women of all races, background, and walks of life who have served and sacrificed for our country. do not mark the color of their skin, but even immortalized the courage of their deeds. their memories are carved in stone as american heroes. that is what medgar evers was. he was a great american hero. honored int others this museum were, too, american heroes. today, we strive to be were of
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their sacrifice and pray for inspiration for their example. we want our country to be a place where every child, from every background, can grow up free from fear, innocent of hatred, and surrounded by love, opportunity, and hope. today, we pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past, and dedicate ourselves to them. dedicate ourselves to build a future of freedom, equality, justice, and peace. and i want to congratulate your great governor, and all of the people in this room who were so inspirational to so many others to get out and get this done. this is an incredible tribute, not only to the state, -- but only to the state of mississippi, state where i love and have had great success, this is a tribute to our nation at the highest level.
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this is a great thing you have done. and i want to congratulate you, and just say, god bless you, and god bless america. thank you very much. thank you. thank you all. much -- thank you all very much. [applause] ♪
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>> president trump just wrapped up his speech in jackson, mississippi. he heads back to d.c. tomorrow. next, we will take you live for the democratic national committee's unity reform commission, day two other meeting. this is live coverage on c-span. two will --


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