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Hank Aaron’s legacy lives on for Atlanta’s youth

by The 100 Companies

The famous MLB player Hank Aaron, who played for the Atlanta Braves from 1954-1974, will soon be the name of a local high school.

Forrest Hill Academy, in southwest Atlanta, was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who was active in the Ku Klux Klan. This name change — the fourth change in recent months — signifies a desire to no longer honor those who held racist views in the past.

The change was a result of a unanimous vote from the Atlanta Board of Education. Starting in August, the name will be Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy.

MaryGrace Williams, 360 Media, Inc.

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