Anthony Hervey 
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Anthony Hervey 
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A black pro-Confederate-flag activist from Oxford, Miss., reportedly died in a car crash after believing he was being chased, the Clarion-Ledger reports.

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According to the report, Anthony Hervey, 49, was a fixture in Oxford, known for his support of the Confederate flag, for at least the last two decades. Hervey had attended a flag rally on Sunday and was driving back in the vehicle of an acquaintance when the crash occurred.

The McAlester News-Capital reported that Arlene Barnum, who owned the vehicle that Hervey was driving and was a passenger at the time, posted that the pair were being chased just before the crash, in which the car rolled over.

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“HELP.. They after us. My vehicle inside down,” Barnum wrote in one post.

Later she posted again, saying, “Anthony pinned in… gas leaking,” before finally posting a picture of the overturned vehicle.

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According to Barnum, she “didn’t know” Hervey well but gave him a ride to the rally because they were both supporters of the Confederate flag. When they neared his hometown, she let him drive to make navigation easier.

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As the Clarion-Ledger notes, Hervey wrote Why I Wave the Confederate Flag, Written by a Black Man: The End of Niggerism and the Welfare State.

Read more at the Clarion-Ledger and the McAlester News-Capital.

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