Nathan B. Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla., will be renamed Westside High starting August 2014. The name was unanimously chosen by the Duval County School Board to reflect the location of the neighborhood.
Florida school named after KKK leader gets new name
A move to change the name of the school failed in 2007 but the officials from that time that voted to keep it have been replaced. The school had an all-white student body until it was racially integrated in 1971.
Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877) was a Confederate general believed to be the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. A park named after him in his hometown of Memphis, TN, had its name changed earlier this year.
Memphis changes names of 3 Confederate-themed parks