Florida’s Duval County School Board to Rename 6 Schools Named for Confederate Leaders

Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville (Photo by Subwayatrain, CC-BY-3.0)

“Robert E. Lee High School” will be known as “Riverside High School”. Additionally, five other schools named for Confederate leaders will be renamed. The School Board’s decision comes after a year of community meetings, rallies, and protests. However, three other schools named for influential figures who are tied to “colonizers” will remain. Read more about the school board’s decision and the city of Jacksonville’s response here.