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Esters Plea/An Open Letter

On Monday February 13, 2006 , I had the opportunity to do a radio
interview on the Rocky D. Program out of Charleston, South Carolina.
I later received a telephone call from a very nice Black lady who
identified herself as Ester from Charleston. She told me she had
heard the interview and had also several years ago attended a rally
in Greenville with a girl friend of hers where I had spoke in support
of Dr.Winston McCuen, where she said that I had lambasted Abraham
Lincoln and William Sherman as war criminals. She said that she
had agreed whole heartedly that Sherman’s men who according to the
stories told by her family, had murdered her four times removed
grandmother in the streets of Columbia where with her Mistress had
fled. She had been murdered because she fought off the unwanted
advances of Sherman’s men who had already ganged raped her younger
sister of just ten years old, and the daughter of her Mistress.

Ester’s debacle was how her baby daughter had come home from school
just an hour before my interview touting praises of Abe Lincoln
that she had just learned in school that very day; up to including
that his top hat was where he kept his important papers. Ester’s
question to me was, how could any South Carolina baby attending
a South Carolina school be taught that a man who was responsible
for wreaking so much havoc and criminal behavior in her home state
regardless of the political attack on the flag be touted as a hero
;and that for the first time in her life she would doubt some of
her very own mothers teaching : that from the mouth of babes come
the truth.

Ester would plead with me to come to her Sunday school class and
speak to a group of young Black children during Black History Month,
but like the some twenty or more request that I have respectfully
declined to do this month because they don’t have the funds to bring
me to them, and with the March Across Dixie Fund closed by order
of the Administration, and empty, I see again an opportunity to
go on offense with our heritage; lost.

Should any of you decide to donate of your money to my work; you
will have to send your donations directly to me : HK EDGERTON ,
Southern Legal Resource Center, Black Mountain, N.C. 28711, and
I will have to report to the IRS directly. Thanks for any consideration.

Your Brother,