HOT BLAST: The end of Nathan Bedford Forrest High
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The former Nathan Bedford Forrest Park in Memphis. (AP)
The former Nathan Bedford Forrest Park in Memphis. (AP)
Say goodbye to Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla.

According to Talking Points Memo, the Duval County School Board has voted to change the school's name for the 2014-15 school year, ending a lengthy period of controversy over having the name of a revered Confederate and KKK leader on a public school whose student population is majority black.

This week's ruling in Florida joins decisions other Southern cities are making to remove Confederate names from schools, parks and monuments. In Memphis earlier this year, the City Council there renamed some of the city's parks because of the their Confederate names.

-- Phillip Tutor

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