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Original March was from Asheville to Austin, Texas

HK-Edgerton---9-12H. K. Edgerton, the former Asheville, North Carolina, NAACP president who marched from Asheville to the Austin, Texas, courthouse wearing the uniform of a Confederate soldier and carrying a large Confederate flag will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the march beginning next month.

Edgerton marched to Austin to protest the removal of historic dedication plaques from the courthouse. The courthouse was built with funds donated by widows of Confederate Veterans and the plaques indicated that fact. The plaques were removed during the night by the Texas government to appease protesters.

Now ten years older, Edgerton will commemorate the event by marching 10 miles per day along the same route.

He will depart Asheville on October 15 from the Vance Memorial. He will arrive at the Old Hendersonville Courthouse later the same day.

He will arrive at Dixie Nation, formerly the Dixie Outpost on Highway 25 north of Travelers Rest, on October 16th.

The next stop will be Dixie Lumber Company in Easley on Oct. 17.

The other tentative stops in South Carolina will be downtown Clemson and the Confederate Monument in Walhalla.

 

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