TBR RADIO’S DIXIE HERITAGE HOUR March 22, 2019 – H. K. Edgerton

TBR Radio's Dixie Heritage Hour

In this week’s TBR Radio Presents: The Dixie Heritage Hour, Dr. Ed calls Confederate heritage activist and Southern Legal Resource Center (SLRC) board member H. K. Edgerton.  

H. K. Talks about his rise to the presidency of the N.A.A.C.P. and how, in the 80’s, as N.A.A.C.P. President, he blocked the organizations original resolution to protest and condemn the Confederate Flag. This was the beginning of his advocacy for Confederate heritage and also the beginning of the end of his career at the N.A.A.C.P.  

H.K. then tells how he met attorney Kirk D. Lyons, chief legal counsel for the SLRC. While still President of the N.A.A.C.P. Edgerton had retained Lyons in a lawsuit against the City of Asheville, North Carolina over discrimination against blacks and poor whites in housing.

Yes, the N.A.A.C.P. used to help not only blacks, but also whites back in the days when H.K. was a leader in the organization. Much of the funding used to help underprivileged people of all races are now being used to fight Southern heritage, take down monuments, etc. Because of this, the N.A.A.C.P., according to H.K. is no longer helping people, having been totally sidetracked fighting flags and statues. 

H.K. And Lyons maintained a friendship and, at the time of his ouster from the N.A.A.C.P., Lyons offered H.K. a position on the SLRC’s board. Eventually, H.K. would find himself working full-time in defense of Southern and Confederate heritage. 

H.K. also explains why educated blacks do not accept the “Lincoln myth,” why Fredrick Douglas was NOT a hero to black people and was actually a traitor to his race, the historically unprecedented brutality of the Union Army towards blacks, and why his black ancestors fought for the confederacy

H.K.’s grandmother may have been the only black woman to have received a Confederate State Funeral. 

Toward the end of the call, H.K. tells Dr. Ed what it was like for him, as a black child, to grow up in the “Jim Crow” south and some of the jobs he had as young man. 

As Caddymaster for a prominent North Carolina country club he caddied for several celebrities. He tells of the conversations that he had as a regular caddy for the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham with whom he maintained a life-long friendship. 

Of course, many of our listeners will know H.K. best for his confrontations with Gov. Nikki Haley, the vigils that he keeps in Confederate uniform at the base of Southern monuments, or for his famous Virginia to Texas “March Across Dixie.” These too are topics of discussion in this week’s TBR Radio Presents: The Dixie Heritage Hour.

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