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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release


Palatka, FL – DarNesha Leonard, one of the organizers of Saturday's Black Lives Matter protest in Palatka, doubled down on a social media anti- ‘white people’ social media post. After a previous Facebook post was exposed where Ms. Leonard stated “white people are the ‘scum of the earth’" that “are mutants that shouldn’t even exist”, she re-posted it, admitting she had deleted the post and opined she was “done addressing this”. The best she could come up with to defend her bigoted and hate filled remarks was the retort “Obviously, I’ve changed. How exactly has she changed?” said David McCallister, Save Southern Heritage FL spokesman."   “She didn’t apologize; she didn’t ask for forgiveness, she didn’t even say she was wrong, or that she disavows her previous statements.  In fact, the opposite is true.  She now seems to be affiliated with a group Muhammed Ali, Jr. recently called “racist devils”, Black Lives Matter. Ms. Leonard, who lives in Tallahassee and who claims because she “loves Putnam County”, moved the time and place for her August 8th protest of the Putnam Co. Veterans Memorial to “avoid conflict”. This seems to contradict Ms. Leonard’s recent postion: “No justice, no peace” relating to her demand to remove the Confederate Memorial from the Putnam Co. Courthouse. "That is nothing more than a dog whistle for 'give me what I, want, white boy, or I’ll set your hood on fire'" McCallister remarked. HK Edgerton, past President of the NAACP in Asheville, NC, and guest speaker at Saturday's Pro-Memorial protest, when asked about Ms. Leonard's comments said "This is the most bigoted thing I've ever heard". Ms. Leonard’s social media profile states she is a criminology student at Florida State University.

SAVE SOUTHERN HERITAGE Inc. is a not for profit corporation that educates & advocates on behalf of Southern Heritage & History.  It was started in 2015 in response to the knee-jerk Anti-Southern institutionalized bullying and “Eracism” levied against the people of South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley, after she broke all previous agreements about how South Carolina’s historical veterans and their symbols should be treated and respected. The Florida branch was activated in mid-January 2016, in response to three initiatives in the Florida Legislature that are part of a hate campaign led by Anti-American extremists, who refuse to respect the various cultures that make up the fabric of Florida’s society.  Since that time, it has grown in membership and has been active in battles over American History and throughout Florida including the “We’ll Remember in November Campaign” that resulted in #heritagehater candidates to lose elections in Florida and others to win.   More info:


CONTACT: David McCallister Phone:  813-778-1202 E-mail:

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