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Banning of the Confederate Flag and all things Southern :President Student Body University Of Mississippi

Dear Mr… President,

Under the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide, coming out
of the Dean of students office; the University claims that the University
has no tolerance for harassing behavior and supports every person’s
right to work, and study in a bias – free environment. What a bunch
of poppy cock this is when the University bans the playing of Dixie,
teach our children or leave them to believe that our beloved Southern
Cross is offensive, and that the cause for which the Great State
of Mississippi and some of the most honorable men and women who
repelled an invader was unjust. Yet all the while the University
proclaims it is committed to achieving the highest possible quality
instruction, research, service programs, and support operations
; at the same time dumbing down our Southern babies about the Morril
Act, the Original 13th Amendment, the 14th Amendment, the criminalities
engulfed in Reconstruction or the horrors and atrocities committed
by the Northern Federal Governments Union(Loyal)Leagues, while pointing
a finger at the Ku Klux Klan whose early actions saved a many Black
and White family from sure death from these Northern Federal Government
sponsored thugs who wanted to stay in political power and did everything
to separate Southern Black and White folks from each other.

What is most offensive to me as a Southern Black man who has spent
most of his life in the civil rights arena, and whose Great Grandmother
Hattie Edgerton who came to the honorable Dr.Thomas R.Edgerton family
of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and who would send her son
John to assist Dr.Edgerton during the War for Southern Independence,
and the many other loyal Black Southern grandmothers and grandfathers
who would do the same for their homeland and White families; have
this honor and loyalty historically snatched away. We as supposedly
liberated Africans were beat, raped, stolen from the streets and
forced to work for the company store at wages that kept us in conditions
far worse than slavery, lynched and forced to give our loyalty to
the Federal Flag, and hate our Southern White family; while never
telling our children of the honor, dignity and loyalty earned by
the African people to our Southern Flag and the many African heroes
and heroines who served under the banner.

In 2002 I adorned the uniform of my grandpa and Southland , picked
up her honorable flag, began marching 20 miles a day, six days a
week until my brother and I reached the great state of Mississippi
where we were presented with her State flag; the same one that her
citizens voted to maintain that bore the Southern Cross. We marched
on across the state while confabulating with the citizens all along
the way. I shall never forget the words of one Black young lady
as I cross a bridge; these same words would cover the front page
of the local newspaper the next day:"Johnny with his glorious
flag has finally come marching home."

While the student government may feel that you’ve done something
good for all those poor old Black folks that find the Southern Flag
offensive. You have not ! You have dishonored yourselves, all of
our honorable ancestors, and helped to continue a Northern Reconstruction
policy of divide and separate with full knowledge that if truths
be told here in America; bills will have to be paid, honor and constitutional
government restored. I the direct descendant of slaves shall never
betray my South or become a victim of those who poison our minds
with half truths as they come again to take whets left of their

HK Edgerton
Chairman Of The Board Of Advisors Emeritus
Southern Legal resource Center