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An Open Letter & Open Report / MLK Parade In Cross City, Florida / Living King’s Dream

January 23, 2019

An Open Letter & Open Report / MLK Parade In Cross City, Florida / Living King’s Dream

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

On Monday, January 21, 2019, in a town (Cross City), in a county called Dixie, where its citizens came together and fought to keep the large marble stone that depicts the 10 Commandments on the steps of City Hall, would come together once again.

This time to show its state and the nation just what Martin Luther King’s dream should really look like as they marched alongside the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy, and not to forget the ladies of the Order of the Confederate Rose in their annual Martin Luther King Day Parade.

The citizens and their babies hugged and cheered those of us don in the uniform of the Southern soldier and the period hoop dresses all along the parade route. And not to forget, sitting amongst them on the town square after the parade breaking bread and sharing laughter.

Alas! It was too much for the lone newspaper man who came to interview me. Instead of revelling in the sight of this display of love, he would ask me the same old yankee question….why would a black man don the uniform of the Southern soldier come and march in this Parade?

I told him to open up his eyes and look around. There were other black men with their Dixie Outfitters hats and shirts on as well as the MLK shirts, proud of their heritage, and enjoying this moment of brotherhood together.

“I could not have been more proud,” I told him. Not even one mean eye would I see on this day. And, not to forget the local politicians who, too, were there. Its too bad that the state politicians didn’t come to Cross City and join us, and gather in what the truth is to be Southern and not the trumped up lies they hear from the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center and those who come before them from the NAACP with their Take Em Down shirts on. God bless you!

Your brother,


Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Recipient, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal
Honorary Life Member, Judah P. Benjamin Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2210
Honorary Life Member, Augusta Jane Evans Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee, & Georgia Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411