Hank Aaron on list to replace KKK leader's name on Atlanta school

ATLANTA — Four proposed names, including two that would pay tribute to Hank Aaron, are in the running to replace Forrest Hill Academy. The name of the alternative school in southwest Atlanta currently references Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was a Confederate general and active in the Ku Klux Klan. On Wednesday, an Atlanta school board committee tasked with recommending a new name for the academy narrowed the list of contenders to four. They are: Hank Aaron Center of Learning and Growth, Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy, Barbara Whitaker Center for Excellence and Hammond Park Academy. Aaron…

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