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An Open Letter & Open Report - Teaching

From: "Jacob Barker" [barker.jacob@gmail.com]
Date: Aug 25, 2019
Subject: Photo
To: "hk.edgerton@gmail.com" [hk.edgerton@gmail.com]

Hi HK,

Good to meet you today. Here are the photos I said I would send.

Cheers,

Jacob

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From: "HK Edgerton" [hk.edgerton@gmail.com]
Date: Aug 26, 2019
Subject: Fwd: Photo / An Open Letter & Open Report / Teaching
To: "LM S" [Lunelle63@gmail.com]

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, I would spend some six hours with the Southern Cross posted at Pack Square in the City of Asheville , North Carolina, where the Cenotaphs to the Honorable General Robert E. Lee, and that of war Governor and Confederate Colonel, the Honorable Zebulon Baird Vance, stood at my back. And, not to forget, the very same spot where the Historic March Across Dixie began some 17 years ago on October 14, 2002.

It didn't take long for the waving to those passing by, and posing for pictures, than would I find myself fielding questions and outright teaching at the university of the street.

One white man would go into a conniption as he completely became unglued, denouncing the Southern Cross and Jesus Christ of whose existence he deemed as pure folly.

It was not because of his warped mind, but because of the foul and vulgar language he put on display in front of all the ladies and babies that caused me to dismiss him from the conversation taking place. The crowd of people who now gathered around me would applaud.

On this day, I believe from the questions that were asked of me and the answers that I gave will shed some truth in the minds of those who wanted to understand why a black man, a son of former slaves, would stand on these hallowed grounds with the Southern Cross in hand defining the place of honor earned across the whole of the South by the African people alongside a man he not only called master, but also family and friend ... before, during and after the War for Southern Independence, no matter all the efforts of those who continue to come to our homeland with the intent to push asunder something that they cannot understand.

I would hug dozens, and accept the applause graciously from the many who still stood gathered as I made my way and said goodbye . It had been a good day in Dixie! God bless you!

Your brother,

HK

Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Honorary Life Member, Zebulon Vance Camp #15, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Recipient, National Sons of Confederate Veterans, H.L. Hunley Award
Recipient, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal
Recipient, Asheville Police Department, Citizenship Award
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
President, Southern Heritage 411

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