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Florida high school finally drops name honoring KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest

School board members were met with a standing ovation Monday night when they finally voted to remove the name of a Confederate general from a Jacksonville, Florida, high school. The Duval County School Board voted unanimously to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, which was chosen in…

KKK group begs Florida officials to keep school named for Nathan Bedford Forrest

A Ku Klux Klan chapter is fighting a grassroots effort to change the name of a Florida high school that honors the Confederate general who helped found the notoriously racist organization. The father of one student at Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville started a petition that’s gathered more…

GOP Gov. Barbour refuses to denounce license plate pitch honoring KKK leader

WASHINGTON – Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, declined to denounce a group’s proposal that the state issue a license plate honoring an early Ku Klux Klan leader. The idea, put forth by the white heritage group Sons of Confederate Veterans, would create a state-issued license…

Mississippi group proposes license plate to honor KKK leader

African-American leaders have reacted with shock at a plan to feature an early Ku Klux Klan leader on Mississippi license plates. The proposal by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) asked that the state issue a series of license plates between now and 2015 to honor the…

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