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An Open Letter / Vanderbilt University Black Student Association Forum On The Confederacy / University Of The South

The Black Student Association of Vanderbilt University withdrew their invitation for me to speak at a planned forum on January 13, 2007. The planned forum was to be a round table discussion of invited speakers whose topic was their feelings about the Confederate cause and the Confederacy. In an email, they stated that my request that they include Mr..Kirk D.Lyons as one of the speakers led them to the decision that they no longer required my services.

I don't even want to, but I must speculate on the lost opportunity for these young minds to have Kirk D. Lyons and H.K. Edgerton in a venue such as this. They should have emptied the University, and community coffers . However, I can only conclude that for the politically correct academic elite, our presence jeopardizes the hold that they have on the minds of those young people who seek truth historical truth. They can continue their practice of assaulting Mr.. Lyons character should they choose. However, Kirk D. Lyons actions for helping Black folks and those who find themselves destitute in their abilities to find legal counsel in a system that maintains one is innocent, until proven guilty; no matter his name, station , or charge leveled against him, is his only fault.

I propose that the politically, academic elite of Vanderbilt fear Kirk D.Lyons because he is the moment of truth, and the antidote for Southern Cultural Genocide. You can keep name calling him if you want too. However, I shall choose like the Federal Judge who presided over the DuPont case in Richmond, Virginia, as he looked in the eyes of the seven trial lawyers who stood before him. "There is one honorable man among you, and Mr.. Lyons, you Sir, are that man.

Sewanee / The University of The South: As I sat holding discussion and an interview with Ms. Gwyndolyn Turner, a student of The University of The South, and on Staff with marketing for the Heritage Preservation Foundation, along with Newspaper Publisher of The Asheville / Hendersonville Tribune and his son Obie Morgan, I was not at all surprised that she like many of the students of the University were not aware of the facts surrounding the decision of the school to follow the path suggested by a Northern Public Relations firm hired by the school to divest the school of its Confederate past. She was not aware of the continuing Reconstruction modus operandi of using Black folks to accomplish these means were being employed by the firm. The mere suggestion that Black folks who attended the school would be offended by the presence of Southern symbols found at the school , and that the school should remove them was among their claim. The wanton destruction of the Golden Mace presented to the Honorable Nathan Bedford Forrest and use in many ceremonial displays by the school was dismantled in the basement of the school and left as common trash ; she like many students were not aware. I told her that The University of The South, the Episcopalian Church of Richmond, the Boy Scout Council in Richmond , those of us who call ourselves Southern, and the Virginia State Senate, had an obligation and a duty to the honorable ancestors of our South to see that their memories are not regulated to dishonor by those who hate all things Southern and continue to reap profits from their ill gotten gains.