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Stonewall Street, Charlotte, N.C.

While taping a television program produced by noted Southern Historian Author Howard Ray White in Charlotte, N.C. yesterday, January 10, 2006, I was informed by the studio staff that the City Council led by it's Northern born Mayor and Northern born Councilman James Mitchell were holding a public hearing geared towards renaming Stonewall Street to Martin Luther King Jr.. Clearly the illegal action of removing the flag and pole over the graves of the Confederate dead was not enough for this council that has launched an all out attack on all things Southern in the City of Charlotte. I do believe that King would not have been so receptive to what this Northern led Reconstructionist Council is doing in his name. To continue on the road of using Black folks to legitimize these efforts is synonymous to Carpetbag tactics after the War that depict all Southern Blacks as disloyal and traitors to their Southland, the divide continues. I heard the decry of the Black Minister whose Church is in the same Ward as Elmwood Cemetery; it was to leave the Confederate battle flag alone !

As if perpetrating this dishonor on the Jackson and Morrison family is not bad enough; to produce an atmosphere that lays the blame for these traitorous actions on the shoulders of all the Black folks in the City of Charlotte is appalling. I wonder just what the ancestors of the Black folk who sat at in the pews on Sunday mornings for Bible School, as the Honorable General Stonewall Jackson taught them of their Lord and Master Jesus Christ.It does not take a Rocket Scientist to understand that unwitting Southern black folk who just want to live and let live are being used again; and just as during Reconstruction, they will be left behind to pay for the hate orchestrated by the Poverty Pimps and their Carpet Bag Agents.