A school board in Duval County, Florida, voted 5-2 late Monday night to retain the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. Named after a Confederate general and early Klan leader, the school's name has left many feeling insulted and angered.
Black board members voted to change the school's name, saying "(Forrest) was a terrorist and a racist," and "It is time to turn the page and get beyond where we are." but stressed that this issue shouldn't take priority over education.
June Cooper, a white graduate from Forrest, opposed the name change along with others. "He was a good man. He was a military genius," said Cooper. Board member Tommy Hazouri voted to keep the name, saying it's hard to know "who the real Forrest is."