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Confederate Funeral For Mother of Local Southern Civil Rights Leader
Fox Carolina ^ | 22 Jan 05 | Fox Carolina

Posted on 01/23/2005 8:02:10 PM PST by CurlyBill

Sunday, January 22, 2005

Confederate Funeral For Mother of Local Southern Civil Rights Leader

Anna Belle Edgerton's beliefs were as controversial in life as they were in death. Her son, H.K., a self proclaimed Southern civil rights activist and former head of the Asheville NAACP proudly carries the confederate battle flag at her funeral.

He said, "I want people to understand that this is our flag, this is our Southland...even though folks don't wanna tell that story."

The service was supposed to be held at Hill Street Baptist Church but waiting on the steps were the Board of Deacons who refused to allow the service to take place.

Family friend Roger McCredie said, "They absolutely did not want the funeral to take place here although arrangements have been made for quite some time."

Although Mrs. Edgerton never served a day in the military she was buried with full confederate honors and according her sons, the first of it's kind for an African American in North Carolina.

The peaceful procession was not greeted warmly by many on lookers. Two African American mourners said they didn't think a confederate flag had any place there. But McCredie believes the history books have it all wrong. "There's a tremendous amount of revisionist history going on and it's being spoon fed to a lot of people."

H.K. believes this funeral is exactly what she had wanted. And although her reign may have ended in the South her love of the south lives on. "And you know before my mama left out here she told me she was gonna call a board meeting in heaven with General Lee and Gen Claiborne and was going to tell them that her sons and daughters were doing well."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: civilrights; civilwar; confederacy; confederate; dixie; edgerton; funeral; hk; hkedgerton; naacp; nc; pc; politicalcorrectness; rebel; revisionisthistory; sbf; south; southern

1 posted on 01/23/2005 8:02:12 PM PST by CurlyBill
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To: stainlessbanner

Ping!


2 posted on 01/23/2005 8:03:08 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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To: stainlessbanner; stand watie

sw i would very much like to send HK a card and let him know he has a fan in the yankee stronghold of New York. Have any idea how I would get one to him?


3 posted on 01/23/2005 8:03:25 PM PST by cyborg
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To: CurlyBill

Wish there were pictures.


4 posted on 01/23/2005 8:04:19 PM PST by cyborg
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To: CurlyBill

Another story Dan Rather is going to put in the round file.


5 posted on 01/23/2005 8:04:33 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Let's arm all the "patriotic" Democrats and field a penal battalion...)
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To: cyborg

Me too. That was the first thing I looked for. One day the truth will get out... I just hope I live to see it.


6 posted on 01/23/2005 8:08:34 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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To: cyborg

http://www.slrc-csa.org/boa/boa.htm

Southern Legal Resource Center lists an address if anyone else is interested.


7 posted on 01/23/2005 8:15:39 PM PST by cyborg
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Blather has lost all credibility, but you're right. This story is clearly outside of the boundaries set forth by the the PC revisionists who have such a stranglehold on the subject.


8 posted on 01/23/2005 8:15:45 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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To: cyborg

Nice find!!


9 posted on 01/23/2005 8:16:41 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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To: CurlyBill

She was a true Southern woman of great honor and grace ....someone who will be truly missed.


10 posted on 01/23/2005 11:01:34 PM PST by Rabble
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To: dljordan; Da Bilge Troll; nolu chan; sionnsar; Free Trapper; dcwusmc; Wampus SC; Fiddlstix; ...

dixie*ping


11 posted on 01/24/2005 6:01:11 AM PST by stainlessbanner (Southern powder and Southern steel)
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To: cyborg
Glad you found it. FReegards to the Edgerton family.

BTW: I wonder if Mamma E is up there holding court with Lee and Claiborne....

12 posted on 01/24/2005 6:04:17 AM PST by stainlessbanner (Southern powder and Southern steel)
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To: stainlessbanner

Do you think they meant (CLEBURNE)?


13 posted on 01/24/2005 6:08:02 AM PST by TexConfederate1861 (Sic Semper Tyrannis!)
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To: CurlyBill

Bless her heart and may God bless her soul.


14 posted on 01/24/2005 6:09:09 AM PST by FireTrack
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To: CurlyBill

I wonder if Morris Dees is going to take some time off from molesting young girls and have a press conference on this tragedy of racism and right-wing terror and intolerance.


15 posted on 01/24/2005 7:26:33 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Let's arm all the "patriotic" Democrats and field a penal battalion...)
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To: TexConfederate1861

I think you are correct - I knew that spelling was strange.


16 posted on 01/24/2005 9:35:07 AM PST by stainlessbanner (Southern powder and Southern steel)
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To: CurlyBill

Woah! Awesome!


17 posted on 01/24/2005 1:51:58 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (The Compassionate Troll)
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To: stainlessbanner

I wish I had some graphic arts talent. That would make a nice picture.


18 posted on 01/24/2005 2:10:45 PM PST by cyborg
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To: stainlessbanner; stand watie

The silence from the Wlat Brigade on this is deafening.


19 posted on 01/24/2005 6:34:36 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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To: CurlyBill
Thats only because there is no place for them to continue their over-simplification of the reasons for the South's secession, and no ability due to the subject content to bash the Southerners for racism.

Its great to hear a black step up to the plate and speak out for the CBF. PC is nothing more than sanitized lies and Bullsh*t.

20 posted on 01/25/2005 10:39:22 AM PST by Colt .45 (Navy Veteran - Pride in my Southern Ancestry! Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: Colt .45

Amen brother!


21 posted on 01/25/2005 12:21:23 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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