Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard Gets A New Name

Fantastic accomplishment. Hat tip to Mindyme62 for informing me of this great accomplishment, and special thanks to Good Black News for reporting it.

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A major coup has been won by the students at the controversial Nathan B. Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla. After 54 years of ignoring the wishes of protestors who argued that the school should not be named after an American Civil War Confederate lieutenant-general and later served as a Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, the educational facility will now finally be receiving a new moniker, reportsWPTV.

The Duval County School Board voted on Monday, 7-0 that the high school, which has a predominantly Black student body, will choose between the names of “Westside” and “Firestone” in January.  When the high school opened its doors back in 1959 during the middle of the Civil Rights era, district school officials at the time chose to name it after Nathan B. Forrest (pictured), who had also been a slave trader. Under the Confederate lieutenant general’s orders, his troops massacred…

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Posted on 12/21/2013, in Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hallelujah!!

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  2. Hey! neato! Thank You! It is a righteous day in Jacksonville Florida.

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  3. This is a start……Soooooo…does Leatherman get blamed ??? or you girls…..I mean credit…..I meant to say “Get Credit”

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  4. You know, I understand slavery is over with. I even understand racism still exists in America. It is a shame that we are the only country that claims to be the BEST, yet the most judging of others due to their skin completion. People in other countries have migrated to this country. Land of the free? Are we really free? I am glad this school is able to be changed from the hurt of over hundreds of years. People don’t understand, the more you hold on to things that hurt others, the less popular you become. These things had not only hurt black people and other minorities, but also the whites that had helped in the movement too.

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