A florida school named after the first 'grand wizard' of the ku klux klan has finally agreed to change its name more than five decades after it opened the nathan b forrest high school was named as such in honour of nathan bedford forrest, a lieutenant general in the confederate army during the. College professor lance stoll and his students petitioned the duval county school board to change the name of nathan bedford forrest high school on nov 4, 2008, usa today reported the story: a florida school board voted late monday night to keep the name of a confederate general and early ku. Former students and alumni of nathan b forrest high school and duval, education verification companies, educational institutions and government agencies can now request high school transcripts, immunization records and graduation verifications online complete the online request, sign a release authorization. Huge selection of custom nathan b forrest high school fan gear and apparel from thousands of high school and k-12 stores save 10% off your first purchase order nathan b forrest high school shirts, t shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gear, merchandise and more nathan b forrest high school is located in jacksonville,. A florida high school whose name commemorates a leader of the ku klux klan will be renamed, officials said on monday the nathan bedford forrest high school in jacksonville, where more than half the students are black, will change its name from that of the ku klux klan's first grand wizard from the. Amid local and national debate, gov bill haslam was required to mark monday as nathan bedford forrest day' in tennessee. Jacksonville residents are pushing to change the name of nathan b forrest high school, an early member of the kkk and those generals are viewed today as historical figures of a decidedly different sort than nathan bedford forrest, who was a slave trader before the civil war, accused of war crimes.
Nathan bedford forrest served in the confederate army during the american civil war this biography offers detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements and timeline. By rhema thompson • jan 20, 2014 nathan bedford forrest high school confederate yearbook duval county public school officials should get a clearer picture of just how much it will cost to change nathan b forrest high school to westside senior high this week but just who will pay for most of it remains to be seen. Nathan bedford forrest high school in jacksonville, florida, was named after the first grand wizard of the kkk in 1959. Westside high school every school every classroom every student every day search this site translate this pagetranslate english to spanish english to arabic english to chinese (simplified) english to chinese ( traditional) english to french english to german english to italian english to japanese.
Westside high school is a public high school in jacksonville, florida it is part of the duval county school district and serves jacksonville's westside the school was established in 1959 and was originally named nathan b forrest high school, after nathan bedford forrest, a confederate general and first grand wizard of. Here in jacksonville, florida, we have a high school named after nathan bedford forrest, a confederate general who led the massacre of african american union soldiers at fort pillow and was one of the earliest members of the ku klux klan that school was named based on the recommendations of the.
That's right, jacksonville is home to nathan bedford forrest high school, named in honor of a confederate general who infamously slaughtered black union soldiers who'd already surrendered and who was a founding member of the original ku klux klan the school got its name in 1959, when white civic. Nathan bedford forrest always liked his surroundings to be white by julie delegal “never apologize for being right” the words alone are provocative, but when they appear on a t-shirt with a giant confederate flag, they become both inflammatory and puzzling never apologize for what secession.
Within the past few years alone, people have fought over a memphis park named for nathan bedford forrest, a proposal to offer a license plate honoring him in mississippi and plans to expand a memorial to him in selma, ala forrest high school in jacksonville, fla, is currently in the process of picking a. Nathan b forrest high school marching band performance from the 2010 florida bandmasters association music performance assessment in jacksonville, florida p. This is from the coastal empire classic competition held in effingham, ga on oct 30, 1982 this nathan bedford forrest high school from jacksonville, fl we we. A school board in jacksonville, fla, has decided that one of its schools should no longer be named after ku klux klan grand wizard nathan bedford forrest he was also a general in the civil war nathan bedford forrest high school received its name in the 1950s, and for decades the decision has been.
Nathan b forrest high school will become known as westside high school, named for the neighborhood around the school, according to the florida times- union the unanimous school board decision came after months of public discussion in jacksonville.
The change will happen in july 2014, according to firstcoastnewscom a previous attempt to change the florida school's name was struck down by the school board in 2007 following a federal order, forrest high was integrated in 1971 nathan bedford forrest was a confederate general in the civil war. Now is the time to rename every single park, school and building named after nathan bedford forrest, and to remove every statue honoring him from any public venue, in america the school board had resisted efforts to rename the school from nathan b forrest high school as recently as 2007. A long-standing dispute in jacksonville, florida has ended with the local school board's unanimous decision to change the name of nathan bedford forrest high school as in other decisions about how to collectively remember the past, these decisions ought to be left to local communities the usual. Forty-three years after it was integrated by court order, nathan bedford forrest high school in jacksonville, fla, will drop the name of the confederate general who ran an infamous antebellum slaveyard, presided over the massacre of surrendering black yankee troops, and was the first national leader of.