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An Open Letter & Open Report / University of North Carolina, Asheville
August 21, 2018
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
While I did not have the funds to travel to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on this morning, August 21, 2018, don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, with the Southern Cross in hand, I would enter the grounds of the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
First of all, I want to thank the chief of campus security, of whom I can only remember his first name, “Casey”, for standing watch over me at the University library as I engaged in conversation for nearly three hours with my babies.
I would cover a full range of topics, from the incident at the University campus in Chapel Hill, where a group of thugs with a mob mentality would illegally pull down the the Confederate soldier’s Cenotaph, “Silent Sam,” to the Emancipation Proclamation, Corwin Amendment, the Pole Bearers Association, the ladies of the United Memorial Association who built these Cenotaph’s in memorial to an integrated military that included these Black Confederate soldiers ….
Dr. Alexander Darnes, Holt Collier, Levi Carnine, Polk Arnold, Napoleon Nelson, Horace King, George Mills and, to include Rev. Mack Lee, body servant of the Honorable General Robert E. Lee, who would get himself educated off the funds given to him by the general, and would build churches across the North and South of America and the first credit union in the country designed to help the freed African, and would tell his people, “buy some land, get yourself educated, keep your faith in our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, and beyond all else, put your trust only in the Southern white man!”
None of my babies would depart without giving me a hug, Red, Yellow, Black, White or Brown. Under the circumstances that brought me to their campus, it was a great thing to behold.
Chief Casey would tell me as he escorted me to my car just how proud he was of his students in the way they interacted with me so honorably, and even more so in the way that I had engaged with them.
My desire now is to raise some funds to travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to engage the students there at the home place of “Silent Sam.” God bless you!
Honorary Life Member, Augusta Jane Evans Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Member, Save Southern Heritage
Chairman of the Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
President, Southern Heritage 411