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An Open Report / Lee-Jackson, Black History Month, Part 1

From: H.K. Edgerton [hk.edgerton@gmail.com]
Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Subject: An Open Report / Lee-Jackson / Black History Month, Part 1
To: siegels1 [siegels1@mindspring.com]

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

On January 15, 2016, I would post the Colors of the Southern Cross at Highway 74 on the West bound side in Forrest City, North Carolina. And after some two hours of accepting the love of those who passed me by, I would deliver a speech to the Rutherfordton Rifles Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and their guests, and also thank them for their support.

On January 16, 2016, to a packed house, I would deliver the keynote speech to the Sons of Confederate Veterans E.T. Stackhouse Camp for their Annual Lee/Jackson Banquet.

At your request on Friday, January 22, 2016, alongside yourself and others at the State Capitol of Florida, we would canvas the Florida Legislature to vote against three Senate Bills aimed at the destruction of Confederate Monuments, the integrity of all things Confederate, to include the good name of the Honorable General Kirby Smith and arguably his body servant, who would go on to become the first Black doctor in the great State of Florida - the Honorable Alexander Darnes. Darnes would say of General Smith---He was a generous, virtuous Christian gentleman. A brave soldier with a benevolent turn of mind and heart of a nobleman. And I am thoroughly ashamed that a Black woman legislator would sponsor a bill aimed at the destruction of these two great men and their honorable legacy, not only to Florida, but to the country as well.

On February 9, 2016, don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, I would post the Colors of the Southern Cross for some two hours on Main Street in Dinwiddie, Virginia, where I would find myself being showered with praise and a bevy of love from the citizenry of all colors. I would later deliver the keynote address so honoring the annual Black History Month celebration of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Dinwiddie Greys Camp #2220.

And the love fest would continue as I received one standing ovation after another as I spoke of the place of honor earned by the African people in defense of the Confederate States of America from the racially mixed throng of people who had come to hear me speak on this night. God bless the cities of Roanoke and Dinwiddie, Virginia, for not turning their backs on General Lee and his men.

Part 2 of this report is forthcoming as I continue to post the Southern Cross at area colleges and schools here in Western North Carolina in honor of Black History Month and those African people who earned a place of honor and dignity under the Christian Cross of St. Andrew. God bless you!

Your brother,

HK
John Hunt Morgan Camp 2053
Sons of Confederate Veterans