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An Open Letter & Open Report / Black History Month, Part 4

From: HK Edgerton []
Date: Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Black History Month, Part 4
To: siegels1 []

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

Monday morning, February 15, 2016, in the continuing efforts of celebrating this month so deemed Black History Month, don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, I would post his Colors at
the entrance of Reynolds High School in the Fairview community of Western North Carolina.

And for the many who would stop to hold conversation, I would tell about the Honor earned not only by the Black Confederate soldier, but also of those trained cadre of Blacks on plantations
all across the South that made the implements of war, provided the food stuffs for General Lee’s army, and who tried the best they could to protect the home places against a Northern army with
orders from Abraham Lincoln to implement total warfare against the defenseless innocent old men, women and children of the South.

Finally after several hours of posing for pictures, waving at those who passed and honked their car horns, hugging so many who would park their cars, I would be told by a middle aged White
woman that “you’se need to get off the school property right now,” and that she had already called the Sheriff to have me removed.

“Mam, I would say, I am standing in the public easement, expressing my First Amendment right, and am going nowhere.” I am so proud of the Deputy Sheriff who honked his horn and returned my
salute as she then sped away in apparent disgust. It was for me a great day in Dixie. God bless you!

Your brother,

HK Edgerton

Honorary Life Member
Forrest’s Orphans Camp 1744 Sons of Confederate Veterans (Kentucky Division)
Member of the Kentucky Colonels