The Irony Of It All: Civil Rights Leader C.T. Vivian’s Casket Draped With Original Confederate Flag

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The irony of it all. A Georgia state flag – the original Confederate flag – is draped over the casket of the Rev. C.T. Vivian as he lies in state at the Capitol on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

As reported by CNN.com, The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights leader who participated in the Freedom Rides and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr., was honored in Atlanta on Wednesday.

After lying in state at the Capitol, Vivian was taken to King’s tomb by a horse-drawn carriage.

Vivian, who former President Barack Obama called “a pioneer who pulled America closer to our founding ideals,” died Friday at the age of 95. He will be buried Thursday in a private ceremony.

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One Comment on “The Irony Of It All: Civil Rights Leader C.T. Vivian’s Casket Draped With Original Confederate Flag”

  1. This man was a true patriot he went
    above and beyond to help people of all races. He would not mind if he was buried
    with the confederate 1ST National flag over his casket. The 1st National confederate flag dose not carry with it the racist baggage that the confederate battle flag carries. People need to let history be history and stop complaining about it stop trying to destroy what you don’t like and understand. Civil Rights leaders voted for the 1st National confederate flag in 2003.

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