Monday, September 14, 2009
Hawthorne High School, Florida Confederate Flag Ban Update
I want to personally thank each person who emailed or wrote letters or called the administrators at Hawthorne High and expressed their feelings about the Confederate flag ban imposed by Principal Carter.
You made a difference!
Principal Carter was "overwhelmed" by the public response. Instead of an outright ban imposed by administration, Principal Carter changed her mind and proposed that the students take vote on whether or no to impose a ban on clothing incorporating the Confederate Flag.
Principal Carter also agreed let HK Edgerton speak directly to the students of Hawthorne High prior to the vote.
This morning Monday, 14 Sept. 2009, H.K. addressed the entire school via closed circuit television and then addressed a history class in person, concerning our beloved Confederate flag.
In a phone conversation just minutes ago, H.K. had high praise for Principal Carter who had the courage to allow a different point of view to be brought to her students. HK says he was treated with great respect and much love by all of the students and faculty at Hawthorn High. He had many request by students and faculty for samples of his shirts that depict not only himself and Southern Heritage 411.com, but show black Confederate soldiers like Holt Collier and other black confederates who willingly fought by the side of General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
H.K.’s presentation was video taped by the school. This tape and samples of his shirts will be viewed by the school board in days to come.
The student vote on whether or not to allow the Confederate Flag apparel at Hawthorne High will be taken in the next few days. Lets all pray for a favorable outcome.
I will post the results as soon as it becomes available.
Thanks again to those of you who took the time and made the effort to help preserve our Southern Heritage.
President, Dixie Outfitters