Published Online: January 14, 2014
Published in Print: January 15, 2014, as School Loses Name of KKK Founder

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School Loses Name of KKK Founder

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A Jacksonville, Fla., high school named in 1959 after a former Confederate general and the co-founder of the Ku Klux Klan has a new name, ending a decades-long debate over the issue.

The Duval County school board voted unanimously last week to change Nathan B. Forrest High to Westside High, to reflect the neighborhood.

A school advisory council had asked the board to change the name in 2007, but then-board members voted 5-2 against the change.

Vol. 33, Issue 17, Page 5

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