Tough Times for Certain Folks

By now many of you have heard of the fate of The Redneck Shop in Laurens, South Carolina.  Here’s a look back at what was …

… and was …

… and was …

… featuring H. K. Edgerton.

But that’s not all.  Tim Manning, who posts here as “Mike Lamb,” did this nice video a few years ago:

Apparently that bookstore went under.  Glad to have you as a reader of the blog, Tim.  But try posting under your name next time.

3 thoughts on “Tough Times for Certain Folks

  1. Andy Hall January 7, 2012 / 9:47 am

    Edgerton’s explanation of Jim Crow laws being “forced” on the South (about 3:25 in the third video) by the Supreme Court is just about the most bizarre thing I’ve ever heard him say — and that’s a long list. I presume he’s talking about Plessy, but who really knows?

    You talk about Jim Crow, every member of the United States Supreme Court with the exception of one former Southern plantation owner said, “no, we don’t need Jim Crow,” they, those Yankees themselves, they outvoted him and we were forced with Jim Crow. Right here in the Southland of America. And what did white folks do? Like they always did, said “okay, black folks we just got to work together to figure this thing out.” They loaned us money, taught us how to do business, even when they didn’t have money.

    I think you should have him come out to Arizona and guest lecture for you sometime. It may not be in the budget — Edgerton asks for $20K a pop (plus mileage) for an appearance — but it’s totally worth it.

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