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February 9 – Allen Central High School

On Friday morning February 9, 2007, as a part of Black History Month,
I was to give a lecture to students of Allen Central High School
in Floyd in County, Kentucky. Allen, ironically is the site where
a hoax played out by a volunteer coach from an opposing team (David
School , also from Floyd County) ; made a fraudulent claim that
one of his players, who was Black had been taunted by the fans with
the Confederate Battle Flag as he shot foul shots from the free
throw line.

After having consultation with the Kentucky
Division Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and it’s
Chief of Staff, and having reviewed the facts, and other related
materials, compounded by the actions to lock out the media, and
community at large from a basketball game to further behavior
that could warrant criminal and civil actions against a one Mr…..Ned
Pillersdorf, and others; I can only concur with the decision of
Mr….. Paul Fanning, Superintendent of Floyd County School, for
not allowing me to speak at Allen; if for no other reason, my
affiliations with the Southern Legal Resource Center. Those fears
are well justified, because this very morning, I have in conversation
inquired of Chief Trial Counselor, Kirk D. Lyons, an opinion of
my estimation that criminal and civil action is warrant in these
matters. He awaits a statement of facts to render those thoughts.

HK Edgerton
Chairman Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
President Southern Heritage 411