North Carolina Civil Rights Museum Faces Threats After Denying Trump Access
by D. C. McAllister at PJMedia:
“A civil rights museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, that refused Donald Trump’s request to hold a campaign event there last month is purportedly facing backlash from Trump supporters.
The Trump campaign wanted to make a stop at The International Civil Rights Center and Museum on September 20 so they could get a video of the GOP presidential candidate touring the museum. It’s the site of the 1960 sit-in protest at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter, where four N.C. A&T freshmen made a stand for civil rights.
As reported in The State newspaper, the museum denied the request because Trump did not ask for a tour and only wanted “a photo-op for political purposes,” according to the CEO:
We made it known to Mr. Trump’s campaign that we were not going to grant a request of suspending our operations so he could somehow try to legitimize his ideological positions. The landmark is very important — it’s not just a political backdrop…..”
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