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Sign outside of Robert E Lee High School on some of the school campus.
Via News4Jax

Melanie Love graduated from Jacksonville’s Robert E. Lee High School in 1979. She was junior class president and student body president during her time at the school. 

Bethune
Bethune-Cookman University

Amid a national debate about monuments and statues, a South Florida lawmaker renewed his push Monday for a likeness of Mary McLeod Bethune — an educator and civil-rights activist who founded what is now known as Bethune-Cookman University — to represent Florida in the U.S. Capitol.

Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial measure called the “Pastor Protection Act” Thursday. It was one of 26 bills that got the governor’s approval at the same time.


Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Fewer than a hundred people turned out for last night’s final community forum on whether to re-name Nathan B. Forrest High School.