Taking Down Of Confederate Statue In Pittsboro, NC
On Apr 6, 2019, “Patti Justice” [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
Mr. Edgerton…I so admire you…I am in Chatham County NC…we have a commissioners meeting coming up on April 15th at 6pm at the Ag building on Hwy, 64 west in Pittsboro..too cut to the story..all these implants from up north who have moved to Pittsboro NC want the statue removed…I have lived here my whole life in Chatham County.. 67 years this year if I make it..hahahaha…and never once has that statue mean’t slavery to me..never ever!! I have enclosed a link to our event page that I started hoping to get a large turnout at this meeting.. I wish you could come..if you speak you have to sign up..its in the link to a story on there…thank you so much for your time,,
Here is the link to the event page.. https://www.facebook.com/events/579079412607181/
Thank you…would so appreciate it if you could come..
From: “HK Edgerton” [email@example.com]
Date: Apr 7, 2019
Re: An Open Reply /Taking down of Confederate Statue in Pittsboro NC
To: “Patti Justice” [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dear Ms Patti,
It is not just funds that prevent me from attending your Commission meeting, but also there is a conflict with my schedule.
On this very morning as I stood with the Southern Cross in hand, I would discuss with some young black babies the plight of not only the Confederate Cenotaphs in our state of North Carolina that purports to have a monument protection law that would protect your Cenotaph from the carnage championed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the NAACP, ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, and any other domestic terrorists bent on changing the very fabric of what is left of our Constitutional Republic forged in the theater of Christian principles.
I am so very proud to tell you that there are many black folks, including my aforementioned babies I spoke with this morning, who are incensed that black people are being used as they were during the 12 year period of “Reconstruction.”
One young man would say that he believed that Dr. Martin Luther King’s fight in the South was predicated on the fact Southern Black folks had a large stock of honor, trust and loyalty built up with the Southern White man. And, because of it, they deserved to be treated like they would have been had not the Northern white man conjured up so much hate to divide them during Reconstruction.
And, furthermore, the latest episode to turn Southern Blacks into traitors of our past and present is sick and unacceptable, even if many of our Southern White politicians feel comfortable selling out the memory of our fallen heroes of the past because of the false narrative put forth by those like Thaddeus Stephens, who hate the South.
And please Mr. HK, they would add, “Keep speaking out for our ancestors who were loyal to the Southern cause, and our white Southern brothers and sisters. And, just maybe the day will truly come when Black folks and White folks can sit down at the Table of Brotherhood that King espoused about.
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you and the people of your county and the Old North State success in the fight to protect the Confederate soldiers good name, and the memorial to his courageous deeds, as I know that Black Confederate soldiers… Levi Carnine, Holt Collier, Horace King, Rev. Mack Lee, Polk Arnold, Dr. Alexander Darnes, Napoleon Nelson, George Mills, Anthony T. Welters, Dick Poplar, Issac Papino, Alfred “Uncle Teen” Blackburn, Sam Cullom, Reuben May and, to include Mississippi House of Representative John F. Harris, not only a Confederate soldier, but also a former slave representing Washington County, who got out of his sick bed to give the deciding vote to appropriate $10,000 to complete the Confederate soldiers monument. (The Clarion Ledger, February 23, 1890) God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, Orders of the Confederate Rose
Honorary Life Member, Longstreet Zollier Coffer Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Order of the Confederate Legion, Judah P. Benjamin Camp 2210m Sons of Confederate Veterans
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