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Black Confederate Soldier's Descendant to Speak in Winchester

Turner Ashby Camp 1567
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Winchester, VA
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2006
Contact: John Fox, 540-665-8567

The Turner Ashby Camp #1567, Sons of Confederate Veterans will welcome H.K. Edgerton at their Tuesday, October 10 meeting at 7 pm. The free meeting will be held at Shenandoah University's Henkel Hall auditorium and the public is invited. Mr. Edgerton's presentation titled "Experience the Civil War from a Black Confederate Soldier's Viewpoint" will focus on the role of black soldiers from 1861-1865 and how this applies to the heritage struggle between blacks and whites today.

The Asheville, North Carolina native is the former president of that local NAACP chapter. He has received publicity in the past because of his marches to raise awareness of Southern Heritage issues. Edgerton is perhaps best known for his 2002 march from Asheville, North Carolina to Austin, Texas dressed in Confederate gray and carrying the battle flag to meet with University of Texas officials who wanted to remove a Confederate hero's statue. He frequently leads the charge to confront misguided bureaucrats and politicians who try to trample on the Constitutional rights of all Southerners.

After his visit to Winchester, Mr. Edgerton and his brother, Terry Lee Edgerton, plan to kickoff their Southern Heritage Awareness March from Madison Heights, Virginia to Washington D.C. This is slated to begin from the parking lot of the Dixie Outfitters store in Madison Heights on October 14. They will march along Route 29 through the middle part of the state.