No More KKK School Name in Florida
A school board in Florida has voted unanimously to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High School to remove the name of the wealthy slave trader, Confederate general and founder of the Ku Klux Klan. This only five years after the same school board voted against changing the name.
“It’s time to move forward with the renaming of Nathan B. Forrest High … it’s time to really put it to bed,” said School Board member Constance Hall, who asked the Board to finally begin the process of changing the name on Friday.
Hall and the board’s other African American member were joined in the 7-0 vote by four whites and a Hispanic member in voting to change the name.