Florida School District Seeking to Censor History Looks at New Names for Schools

Florida School District Seeking to Censor History Looks at New Names for Schools


Florida’s Duval County Public School District is considering a plan to wipe away history from the names of its schools.

Front and center in the controversy is Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville. As part of the process of a vote on a new name, five options were released Monday night.

Four names have been proposed to replace the leading Confederate general: Riverside High School; Avondale High School; School #33; and Legacy High School. Keeping the name with no changes is also an option, according to WJAX-TV.

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All told, nine schools are up for renaming, according to WJXT-TV.

In addition to Lee, the schools in question were named after Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson, Edmund Kirby Smith, Joseph Finegan and J.E.B. Stuart, President Andrew Jackson and Jean Ribault, a French Huguenot who explored Florida in 1562. Ribault was the commander of the colony of Fort Caroline, which would later become Jacksonville, and was

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