Southern Legal Resource Center
Black Mountain, NC 28711
For Immediate Release
Contact Rick Wilkerson: 828-669-5189
BLACK CONFEDERATE PROTESTS DUPONT
Former NAACP branch President, H.K. Edgerton will travel Thursday October
30, to Richmond, Virginia to support a Confederate Southern American vigil
in front of the DuPont Spruance plant due to the plant's banning of
The protest vigil has been ongoing for 3 years.
The SLRC's chief trial counsel, Kirk D. Lyons, recently filed a
discrimination lawsuit against DuPont on behalf of 7 SCV member DuPont
employees for the banning of Confederate symbols, alleging discrimination
based on race, religion and national origin as Confederate Southern
"DuPont has claimed in a Motion filed with the court that it is a fact that
the Confederate flag is disruptive in the workplace because it is offensive
to African Americans, said Edgerton. "I will be carrying my Confederate flag
in front of the DuPont plant to prove that their assertion is a bald faced
lie," Edgton concluded.
The lawsuit contends that the banning of the flag, not the presence of the
flag, heightened racial tension at the plant.
Edgerton is Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the SLRC and recently
resigned as a member of the Board of Directors, so as Edgerton put it " I
can continue to vigorously protest heritage atrocities against Confederate
Edgerton completed a 1,606 mile march from Asheville, NC to Austin Texas
last year carrying a Confederate flag and wearing a Confederate uniform.
Edgerton will travel to Roxboro, NC on Friday to march to Persons High
School where Confederate symbols were banned, and attend a heritage rally
The SLRC is a non-profit tax exempt civil rights law firm that litigates
Southern heritage violations and advocates on behalf of Confederate Southern