Back to the main articles page
An Open Letter & Open Report / Conversations In The Streets
From: "HK Edgerton" [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Oct 2, 2019
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Conversations In The Streets
To: "LM S" [Lunelle63@gmail.com]
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
There I stood don in the red Dixie Outfitters shirt with the Southern Cross blazed on the back, and with several black Confederate soldiers and myself depicted on the front, just listening to a group of people who now surrounded me, most championing the memories of their relatives who had served in General Lee's army. And not to forget, the love most were bestowing upon me for posting the Colors - that is until two middle aged white men came upon where I stood.
"What in the world is going on around here," one would ask? "Here you are a Negro, standing there with that flag, and that despicable shirt that you have on." The other would ask of me, "What would a man of your persuasion, a Negro man, be thinking, standing here like you are? I bet the colored people from around here are put back about what you are doing."
Never mind that three young white girls jumped them, and gave them a history lesson about the black Confederate soldier and his faithful family back at the home place who distinguished themselves in support of the South.
There were several young black men sitting across the street at an outside restaurant who had already treated me earlier with the Rebel Yell. I let out the Yell, and like clockwork, they too, and those who were gathered let the Rebel yell rang out.
One of the young girls asked me could she hold my flag? I handed it to her, and she began to wave it profusely, all the while singing out the Rebel Yell with a return chorus of it coming from the crowd gathered.
The two men grabbed each others hands and stormed away. I felt so proud, especially of the three baby girls and their spoken words of expressed pride in the Confederate soldier and his family of the South.
It was a great day in Dixie, yet I still lament the disregard of The State Attorney General to enforce the Monument Protection Bill and the Historical Commission's order for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to put back the Cenotaph of Silent Sam. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Honorary Life Member, Forest Orphans Camp 1755, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Recipient, John L. Harris Award, Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carlina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
Recipient, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
President, Southern Heritage 411