Karen Feagins http://hppr.org en Fla. School To Change Name Tied To Ku Klux Klan Leader http://hppr.org/post/fla-school-change-controversial-name A school board in Jacksonville, Fla., has decided that one of its schools should no longer be named after Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was also a general in the Civil War. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School received its name in the 1950s, and for decades the decision has been debated. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Karen Feagins 25724 at http://hppr.org School Named For Former KKK Leader Reconsiders Its Legacy http://hppr.org/post/school-named-former-kkk-leader-reconsiders-its-legacy Duval County Public Schools is considering a name change for Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla. The school is named for a Confederate hero who was the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan — and after five decades of debate, there appears to be momentum for change.<p>The long-simmering controversy was reignited this year when Jacksonville resident Omotayo Richmond posted a <a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/duval-public-schools-no-more-kkk-high-school" target="_blank">petition</a> on Change.org, urging the district superintendent to change the name. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:13:00 +0000 Karen Feagins 24036 at http://hppr.org School Named For Former KKK Leader Reconsiders Its Legacy