The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013

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Some of the important events of 2013. Presented in alphabetical order.

Nathan Bedford Forrest High School

All of the arguments about the very purposeful attempt to undermine the civil rights movement a half-century ago by naming a Jacksonville high school after a confederate general and founder of the KKK came to an end this year. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School will undergo a name change.

The arguments were contentious with many arguing something about the importance of knowing “our” history. Or, that those for a name change were being overly politically correct. In response, it was suggested that a high school be named after Nat Turner or Elijah Muhammad for, you know, history’s sake. We can’t figure out why that didn’t take?

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