CBS News: Meet the Southern, African American artist who paints the Confederate flag

Meet the Southern, African American artist who paints the Confederate flag

CHARLESTON, Va. — Leo Twiggs, a son of the South, sees life as a series of crossings. That’s why the 83-year-old artist has spent four decades painting a recurring symbol: The Confederate flag. He has finished hundreds of them. He says he paints the Confederate flag as a symbol because he thinks “the South is full of contradictions.

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