MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - National Civil Rights Museum is decrying the hatred that surfaced in the form of a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Saturday.
Many groups around the country organized rallies, made statements, and pushed back against the white supremacist movement.
Now, National Civil Rights Museum is doing the same.
NCRM also called on citizens to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The museum said Dr. King would want each of us to use peaceful means to push back against hate and keep America moving forward.
"It does not really surprise me," said NCRM President Terri Freeman, who sees the attacks as the continuation of a seemingly never-ending battle against hate in the United States. "We're still fighting some of the same enemies we were fighting 50 years, 60 years, 70 years ago."
Earle Fisher, a pastor and professor at Rhodes College, sees some of the same racism issues happening here in Memphis. To overcome this hatred, he believes we need to focus on educational and economic policies, in addition to criminal justice reform.
"Whatever it takes for us to get the freedom, the dignity, the support, and the liberation that we need, we should be able to exercise those measures," Fisher said.
"I always have hope that we will get there," Freeman added.
The full NCRM statement is below: