An Open Letter & Open Report – School Days At The Pioneer Museum
March 3, 2020
School Days At The Pioneer Museum
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On Friday, February 28, 2020, at the invitation of the Augusta Jane Evans Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, I would close out my Black History presentation at the beautiful Pioneer Museum in Dade City, Florida.
I was so very proud of the parents, teachers and children of the mostly home schools who visited my station. They were so attentive, and asked so many questions as I answered them in such a way to inoculate them from “Yankee Pox,” a disease that infects Southerners with lies and innuendos meant to poison the Southern populous against their ancestors who fought against unjust taxation, and to free themselves of Northern political dominance states that enriched the Northern states and oppressed the South.
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, many of the babies of whom I had talked to on School Days brought their parents back to talk to me about what they had learned the day before. I was so proud of them as I mostly listened to them recall what they had learned the day before.
So proud I was of Samuel and his sister Hannah that I asked all the folks sitting around listening for three cheers for the both of them. I only wished that all who read this could have seen the pride clearly on the faces of their parents. This scene would almost be duplicated several more times as other of my babies brought their parents who told me that all their children talked about was Mr. HK and what they had learned.
Next would come the period fashion show of the ladies of the Augusta Jane Evans Wilson UDC Chapter, where I represented the Honorable Black Confederate soldier, Holt Collier.
Mr. Edgerton portraying Holt Collier at UDC Fashion Show
After the greatly cheered fashion show, I would take the field of battle with the Southern re-enactors in the re-enactment of the Battle of Santa Rosa as their Color Sgt. . . . It was a great day in Dixie for me. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Honorary Life Member, Lt. General Richard Taylor Camp 1308, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411