An Open Letter & Open Report / T.C. Roberson High School
February 17, 2020
T.C. Roberson High School
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On Monday morning, February 17, 2020, don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, I would post the Southern Cross and my Black Confederate soldier poster board at the entrance of T.C. Roberson High School.
And, I truly believe that all the waving that I would return to those either entering the school, or passing by on the adjacent four lane highway, made the thirty one degree morning feel like fifty degrees as I worked up a sweat.
The first to come to where I stood was a young white woman who had tears streaming from her eyes. “Mr. Edgerton, please forgive me for disturbing you. I just wanted to say thanks, and tell you that there are many of us parents at this school who appreciate you being here, especially during Black History Month. We have been made for far too long to hold our heads down because of the honorable stand that our ancestors made for the protection of our homeland, and the Constitutional interpretation they made that gave them the right of secession.”
About that time, a middle age white man would bring his car to a stop and point his middle finger at me, and utter the words, “Uncle Tom!” He would also spit out the car window, but not at me.
The young lady would embrace me, and ask that I please forgive the hate. “God bless you, and please try and stay warm,” she said as another lady passing by would say, “God bless you, Mr. Edgerton!”
The tears now on display were my very own. As I turned to walk to where I had parked my car, a young black man pulled his car beside me, and said, “Thanks Mr. HK! And have a blessed day!” God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Honorary Life Member, Isham W. Garrot Camp 764, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphan Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Augusta Jane Evans Chapter 2640, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee & Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411