Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

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Keller White of Jackson, Miss., protests Saturday against the visit of President Donald Trump in Jackson, Miss.

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President Donald Trump speaks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday.

JACKSON, Miss. — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.