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Notes From H.K. – Oct 27, 2006

There is a misplaced notion by those who continue to lead the charge of
Southern social and cultural genocide, that they have finally succeeded in their
task. As we marched northward towards the nations capitol, never was it more
evident that this was truly a misnomer. The ovation of the people as they honked
their car horns, shouted out the rebel yell , posed for pictures and left their
many blessings surely put holes into that theory as well as the one that they
claim all Black people hate the Flag of the Confederate South.

I had been in this arena many times, for after all It is the anniversary
months of my historic March Across Dixie. I had come down the Civil Rights Highway,
brandishing the Southern Cross while dressed in the uniform of our ancestors;
into Selma across the Edmond Pettis Bridge; met the young man whose father housed
the entourage of Martin Luther King who had come on the same route, just in
the opposite direction; accepted his gifts, encouraging words and a list of
names of others from him who in kind would act the same.

As the men of Garland & Rhodes Camp #409 of the Sons of Confederate
Veterans, Michael the President of the Children of the Confederacy, and I marched
on 29 north on this Saurday morning, we would approach three young Black boys
who also occupied the sidewalk heading south. I wondered their thoughts, and
what they would have been had learned with me with my compatriots at the grave
site of Levi Carnine , a Black Confederate Soldier who was entrusted with the
letters and monies of the men of the great state of Louisiana who wore the Confederate
gray; to carry it home over hostile enemy territory; hundreds of miles, with
great danger to himself. I wondered what if the great State of Virginia, home
of the Capitol of the Confederacy had allowed Confederate History Month, and
these young men had learned of Rev.Mack Lee, Body Servant and proud Cook to
the Honorable Marse Robert E.Lee ; a man who educated himself from the monies
given him by the General, a man who established churches in both the North and
South, one of if not the first credit union in America, or of Horace King, the
great engineer and bridge builder of Alabama who built great bridges in the
service of the Confederacy; would they be thinking ? However, they would relinquish
the sidewalk to our delegation in a jester of goodwill, but you could sense
their feeling of bewilderment, to witness a Black man leading a procession of
men carrying the Confederate Flag. I could only hope that the men I had walked
with so far would carry with them the same sense of thought that General Patrick
Cleyburn had once tried to deliver to the leadership of the Confederacy, these
Africans are our family; they have live amongst far too long to be considered
less. We should not let anyone come amongst and make anything else.

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