Monday, February 05, 2007

The Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters Camp of Mechanicsville, Virginia, formally plan to kick off Black History Month with a special award to the descendents of black Confederate veteran Jason Boone who served the Confederacy with distinction and valor in the 41st Virginia Infantry.

A special ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, beginning at 6:30 at Joe’s Inn located at 7140 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville.

The award is titled the HK Edgerton Award honoring the well known black Southern rights activist and Past President of the Asheville, North Carolina NAACP branch.

Three descendents of Jason Boone have been invited to the ceremony:

1. Raymond Boone — Owner and Editor of the Richmond Free Press.

2. Curtis Milteer – Former Mayor of Suffolk, Virginia and presently on the Suffolk City Council.

3. Kathryn Hamilton—Retired Professional nurse.

Also speaking at the meeting will be noted author Thomas DiLorenzo whose critically acclaimed THE REAL LINCOLN is now in it’s 10th printing and has become the Bible of anti-Lincoln myth scholarship.

The public is invited to attend the meeting. Information on this event may be obtained from Brag Bowling at 804.389.3620.