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H. K. Edgerton, noted spokesman for Southern heritage and former
NAACP officer, has announced he will be in Orangeburg today and
this evening in connection with the Democratic “Path to the
Presidency” debate at South Carolina State University.

Edgerton says that although he does not have a ticket and therefore
does not plan to attend the debate itself, he intends “to
do what I do best, mingle with my Southern family both black and
white, and keep politicians honest. That’s what I do.”

Edgerton, former President of the Asheville, North Carolina, chapter
of the NAACP, has in recent years become famous for championing
the display of the Confederate flag and lambasting what he terms
“the war against Southerners and their culture” which
he says is spearheaded by a biased media establishment, a cynical
Hollywood and “self-serving liberal politicians.”

In 2002, Edgerton gained international attention by carrying a Confederate
flag 1,600 miles from Asheville to Austin, Texas, to protest then-Gov.
George W. Bush’s removal of two commemorative Confederate
plaques from the Texas Supreme Court building. At a town hall meeting
in 2004 he presented Bush with a letter asking the President to
help stop “the cultural holocaust that is ruining the American

“The South is the victim of a wholesale sellout that cuts
across party lines,” Edgerton said Thursday. “It gets
even worse in election years – they turn our culture and heritage
into political footballs, to be kicked around by meddling outsiders
who just want black people’s votes.”

Edgerton is past Chairman of the Board of Advisors of The Southern
Legal Resource Center, a civil rights organization for Southern
issues, and holds honorary memberships in several chapters of the
Sons of Confederate Veterans.

For additional information, contact:

The Southern Legal Resource Center
Attn.: Roger McCredie
(828) 669-5189

H. K. Edgerton
(828) 273-1991