Black Confederate Soldier’s Descendant to Speak in
Turner Ashby Camp 1567
Sons of Confederate Veterans
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2006
Contact: John Fox, 540-665-8567
The Turner Ashby Camp #1567, Sons of Confederate Veterans will welcome H.K. Edgerton
at their Tuesday, October 10 meeting at 7 pm. The free meeting will be held
at Shenandoah University’s Henkel Hall auditorium and the public is invited.
Mr. Edgerton’s presentation titled "Experience the Civil War from a Black
Confederate Soldier’s Viewpoint" will focus on the role of black soldiers
from 1861-1865 and how this applies to the heritage struggle between blacks
and whites today.
The Asheville, North Carolina native is the former president of that local
NAACP chapter. He has received publicity in the past because of his marches
to raise awareness of Southern Heritage issues. Edgerton is perhaps best known
for his 2002 march from Asheville, North Carolina to Austin, Texas dressed
in Confederate gray and carrying the battle flag to meet with University of
Texas officials who wanted to remove a Confederate hero’s statue. He frequently
leads the charge to confront misguided bureaucrats and politicians who try
to trample on the Constitutional rights of all Southerners.
After his visit to Winchester, Mr. Edgerton and his brother, Terry Lee Edgerton,
plan to kickoff their Southern Heritage Awareness March from Madison Heights,
Virginia to Washington D.C. This is slated to begin from the parking lot of
the Dixie Outfitters store in Madison Heights on October 14. They will march
along Route 29 through the middle part of the state.