Petition protests school named after Klan leader
on 26/09/2013 08:32:54
Omotayo Richmond's petition on Change.org asks Duval Public Schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti to change the name of Nathan B Forrest school in Jacksonville, which has mostly African-American students.
A district spokeswoman said the policy for changing school names did not include online petitions.
Forrest, a plantation owner and slave trader, was accused by some of ordering African-American prisoners to be massacred after a Confederate army victory.
The newly-formed Klan elected him as its honorary Grand Wizard in 1867, though he denied involvement.