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Claudia Bivins wore a Confederate flag and a red noose hanging from her neck

Claudia Bivins wanted her grandson to understand the sacrifices African-Americans made to get the right to vote.

So she left her home Tuesday morning with a Confederate flag draped around her shoulders and a red noose hanging from her neck.

CNN: Claudia Bivins wanted her grandson to understand the sacrifices African-Americans made to get the right to vote.




“It still weighs me down,” Bivins said. “The flag represents racism, slavery and affliction.”

“As I laid the rebel flag down across Vernon’s grave, I told my grandson what it represents — our hope that racism and hatred would die,” Bivins said. “That it would be killed at the root of our hearts, minds and souls.”