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Fla. School Named For KKK Leader To Be Changed

A Florida school board has decided to end a decades-long controversy and rename a high school now named for a Confederate general and honorary Ku Klux Klan leader that some historical records say ordered the execution of hundreds of black Union soldiers.

CBS Tampa–12/17/2013

A petition to change the name of a mostly black Jacksonville, Fla., high school named after an early Ku Klux Klan leader has gathered nearly 90,000 signatures.  (Photo credit JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Petition Challenges Nearly All-Black School Named After KKK Leader

A petition to change the name of a mostly black Jacksonville, Fla., high school named after an early Ku Klux Klan leader has gathered nearly 90,000 signatures.

CBS Tampa–09/25/2013

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