Southern Pride

From: “Colby Denton” []
Date: Dec 13, 2016
Subject: Southern Pride
To: []

Mr. Edgerton,

My name is Colby Denton, and I am a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I recently discovered your crusade on numerous news sites and I just wanted to tell you how proud I am to hear of someone defending the Confederate name. In today’s world, everything is politically correct, and countless people are attempting to stamp out any memory of our Southern Heritage. They chalk it up as racism and that automatically gets things removed nowadays. When I saw how brave you are to walk the country counteracting this act of historical whitewashing, I was very inspired I must admit. Thank you for what you do. Recently at MTSU, students who represent the movement Black Lives Matter protested an army ROTC building on campus called Forrest Hall. I didn’t even realize that this building was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, but once I knew that fact, I instantly revered the building. They held numerous protests and got a council together to change the name, unfortunately. I graduated in May, so I’m not sure if the name has been changed yet or not, but I truly felt that that was a shame. If you ever get the chance to visit MTSU, please let me know in advance, because I would love to meet you there and give you a tour. My hometown is Cleveland, Tennessee, near Chattanooga, and again, I would be honored if you visited that city. I must admit that Cleveland would love to see you, whereas MTSU would get irritated and say it’s “racist.” Regardless, I hope to hear from you soon, sir, and thank you again for doing your part and beyond in keeping our history alive. God bless.


Colby Alexander Denton
Public Relations professional
(423) 457-2934