Who was Nathan Bedford Forrest?

October 25, 2013 467 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

As the debate wages on around the name of a local high school honoring a man with no historical relationship with the First Coast, Metro Jacksonville shares videos with two different perspectives on the life of the former Memphis, TN slave trader and Klansman.

Nathan Bedford Forrest High School is a public high school in the Duval County School District located on the Westside of Jacksonville, Florida. The school is named for Confederate General and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan Nathan Bedford Forrest. And it seems like residents of Jacksonville do not agree with the remains of the racist Confederate States of America in 2013. With more than 157,000 petitions signed and growing mass pressure on the Duval County School Board, community activists are waging a campaign to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest High School.

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