(WTEV-TV) A high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan is urging the Duval County School Board not to change the name of a local high school.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate Army general, grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and the namesake of a high school on Jacksonville’s Westside.
For many, a school name evokes a sense of pride. That hasn’t been the case recently at N.B. Forrest High.
More than 117,000 people signed an online petition demanding that the school district change the name.