Skip to comments.Confederate Funeral For Mother of Local Southern Civil Rights Leader
Posted on 01/23/2005 8:02:10 PM PST by CurlyBill
Sunday, January 22, 2005
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."
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?
Wish there were pictures.
Another story Dan Rather is going to put in the round file.
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.
Southern Legal Resource Center lists an address if anyone else is interested.
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.
She was a true Southern woman of great honor and grace ....someone who will be truly missed.
BTW: I wonder if Mamma E is up there holding court with Lee and Claiborne....
Do you think they meant (CLEBURNE)?
Bless her heart and may God bless her soul.
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.
I think you are correct - I knew that spelling was strange.
I wish I had some graphic arts talent. That would make a nice picture.
The silence from the Wlat Brigade on this is deafening.
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.
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