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Why is H. K. Edgerton Claiming Non-Profit Status?

Posted in African Americans, Memory by Andy Hall on October 14, 2012

Looks like some of the folks over at SHPG are questioning H. K. Edgerton’s stated appearance fee of $20,000. There seems to be some dispute over how much he actually collects, but twenty grand (plus mileage) is what he claims his services are worth. I happen to think it’s a pretty ridiculous amount for what he does, but that’s my opinion; you may feel otherwise. The bottom line is, Edgerton can ask for whatever he wants.

The far more important question, that his friends and supporters haven’t yet addressed, is why Edgerton continues to claim Southern Heritage 411 is a non-profit organization, and solicit donations with the claim that such contributions are tax-deductible:

To those of you who would like to make a tax deductible contribution to a non- profit organization and support H.K. Edgerton now, please make your checks payable to: Southern Heritage 411 and send it to:’
Southern Heritage 411, Inc.
P O Box 220
Odum GA 31555-0220
Dewey Barber
Owner, Dixie Outfitters

Neither of those things appear to be true now, or ever. I’m no attorney, but I have to think there are very serious legal ramifications in this for both Edgerton, who was listed as Chief Financial Officer for the for-profit company as late as 2010, and for Dewey Barber of Dixie Outfitters, who is the actual CEO and owner of the business, if the IRS ever takes an interest in this stuff.


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  1. Woodrowfan said, on October 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    “Why is H. K. Edgerton Claiming Non-Profit Status?”

    Because he’s a habitual, professional liar?? Just a guess.

    • Andy Hall said, on October 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      I have no idea what goes through his mind, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he believes every word he says. Regardless, it sure seems to me that the “Chief Financial Officer” of Southern Heritage 411 is way out on very thin ice.

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