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.
“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.”
— DipM (@dipres_m) November 28, 2018