Florida

Florida School Named After Confederate General To Be Renamed

Named after Nathan B. Forrest, first Grand Wizard of the KKK

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(CNN) — Fifty-four years after the Duval County, Florida, school board ignored the wishes of students and named a Jacksonville high school for a controversial Confederate general, the school will be getting a new name.

The school board voted 7-0 Monday to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High School after the current school year ends. Officials will choose between the names Westside and Firestone in January.