Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Florida high school honors klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest

In 1954, the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in our schools. In 1959, a Jacksonville Florida high school was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest a plantation owner and enslaved African trader. During the Civil War, Forrest was accused of war crimes against captured Union troops and after the war would become the first grand dragon of the Klu Klux Klan, which he would deny in order to further his political career. Members of the Jacksonville, Florida community are demanding the name of the school be changed. Will the school board change the name and stop honoring this despicable man? Tune in today for this story and more on Occupy the Microphone!

Special guest Efia Nwangaza joins us in studio today to discuss the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Violence.

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