A high school in Jacksonville, Florida that was named after former KKK leader Nathan B Forrest was recently renamed. (Photo AP/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self) | AP

A high school in Jacksonville, Florida that was named after former KKK leader Nathan B Forrest was recently renamed. (Photo AP/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self) | AP

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville high school named in 1959 after a former Confederate general and the co-founder of the Ku Klux Klan has a new name, ending a decades-long debate over the issue.

The Duval County School Board voted Tuesday night to change Nathan B. Forrest High to Westside High, to reflect the neighborhood.

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