By Betty B. Chandler
January 11, 2007

H. K. Edgerton is on a mission. He has crisscrossed several states to bring a
powerful message to people of southern ancestors and others who would distort
history. He was in Unicoi County this week to speak his message about historical
fact and misguided fiction concerning racism, bigotry and those who would make
a mockery of the Constitution.

Edgerton is on a “Historical March Across Dixie.” He is being
funded in his effort in part by the Sons of the Confederacy, a heritage-oriented
group across the U.S. which claims ties to the South.

In his travels across the United States, Edgerton speaks of about forgotten
Black Confederate Soldiers. The journey has taken many months and just as many
miles. In a “journal” of sorts kept by Edgerton, he reflects on
his attendance of a press conference along side of Nelson Windbush in Orlando,
FL. Windbush’s own grandfather was a Black Confederate Soldier. A main
thrust of Edgerton’s mission is education; he is attempting to garner
funds for scholarships and funding for students.

In late August of last year, H. K. Edgerton traveled to Johnson City, where
he met with Dr. Collin Baxter of East Tennessee State University to discuss
racial misinterpretations.

Edgerton, with his ever-present confederate Flag, is planning to continue
his march, constantly teaching values and attempting to reunite our nation from
a period in our history of so long ago.

© 2007 The Valley Beautiful Beacon

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