Rep. Bernie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, also will not attend, and released a joint statement with Lewis on Thursday. The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi.
Lewis said the president's "disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants, and National Football League players disrespect the efforts" of civil rights leaders.
The White House said it was "unfortunate" the congressmen were skipping the event.
The museum has been in construction since 2014, and is scheduled to open in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday.
The White House expressed disappointment in their decision. The museum, which has been under construction since 2014, features eight galleries that focus on the years 1945 to 1976, "when MS was ground zero for the national Civil Rights Movement", the website says.
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Lewis and Thompson aren't the only ones boycotting the opening because of Trump. The museum's website states that the opening celebration "is open to all and will include music, speakers, and food trucks". "We call it 'Turn Our Backs to Hate.' Turn our back toward the motorcade as they drive by", Brice said.
Another person not happy about President Trump's visit is Jackson City Councilman Melvin Priester. "No", Moak said. He added that though the opening is meant to be a "special event", "Trump's visit will tamp that down". A spokesperson for the city says the Governor's office and Secret Service are taking the lead on barricades and security for the visit.
Mr. Lewis, who voted on Wednesday in favor of a failed attempt to begin impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump, has clashed with the president several times since he won the election.
Brice has another perspective, "I think that the Governor's inclusion of Donald Trump to this occasion was a political stunt". "If he could, he would wipe all us right off the map".
Lewis, a civil rights icon, has been a frequent critic of the president and previously sparred with him over Twitter after saying he didn't feel Trump was a "legitimate president". NAACP Mississippi chapter president Charles Hampton asked Bryant to rescind the invitation noting, "an invitation to a president that has aimed to divide this nation is not becoming of this historic moment".