An Open Report
Just prior to the SLRC’s move to it’s new location, I was in the process of presenting a report on the activities of the month of June. It is important to note that I received a long over due phone call from the Southern Poverty Law Center per my request after learning that one of their staff members who just happen to be Black had been sneaking around trying to find out what I had said in a press conference during Dixie Days in Mechanicsville, VA.. I informed him that if his organization wanted to know what I said; then all he had to do was to ask me. He made a claim that he would call me back in five minutes; he never did. I suppose it was because I told him that as I was marching to Texas that we had stopped outside their facility and asked Morris Dee’s or anyone on their staff to come out and face us. However, just like he did on the campus of Western Carolina, he turned tail and ran, while printing his lies about the South and our organization from a safe place he could hide.
It is important to note that while we were celebrating Dixie Days, the most important event for me was entering the Boy Scouts encampment and sticking my foot in my mouth by jumping the Scouts for not taking a stand against those who would take the name of the Honorable Marse Lee from their Council. They not only gave me a lecture as they began one by one showing me their patches which bore the Generals name, but also presented Grayson Jennings of the Fire Eaters Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans with a donation check to help cover the cost of the event while Terry Lee, myself and the Scouts sang Dixie.
It also is important to note our journey to Palatka, Florida for Juneteenth where at the end of this year I shall began a march from the Dixie OutFitter Store to Tallahassee in support of the Confederate license plates. Contrary to all that the NAACP President’s comments in the Palatka Newspaper ; Terry Lee, myself and the Sons were treated with a great deal of respect and honor from all the citizens we encountered. I just wish that the NAACP President hadn’t turn tail and hid like Dee’s while we were there. I had looked very much forward to having an open dialogue with him.
It is worthwhile mentioning that Hanity and Colmes never followed up on the proposed interview that they had requested with me about the journey I made to Latta, S.C. in support of my baby girl; Candice Hardwick. I suppose that they got wind of my jumping the Gullah News for printing the racist conations they did over the AP caption story of that visit , and figured it wasn’t safe to follow that trail. However, I shall try to be more like Jesus and give that paper some love because after all if I’m to represent what a Black Confederate would have spoken; he would have articulated the difficult English language just as the Gullah editor wrote, and I’s is coming again to help my baby girl when school starts .
I want to thank all our compatriots for their support and kind words of acknowledgement , and again ask that they keep us in their prayers and charitable giving.