JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Confederate Army general, grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and namesake of a local high school.
"Honestly, I didn't even know it was named after him," one student said.
Thousands of people are taking to the Web, demanding change.
With each click on the online petition
, petitioners are getting closer and closer to their 75,000 signature goal.
Organizer Omotayo Richmond argues the name sends the wrong message and represents a man who enslaved, slaughtered and disenfranchised blacks in America.
We wanted to know if people agreed, so we hit the streets.
'Is this an offensive name?" we asked.
"Yes, it's offensive," Osterious Lewis said.
"It's America. You can express your opinion and say whatever you want to say, you know," William Lott said.
"I wake up every morning and say, OK, I'm going to Forrest high school. I don't think hey, I'm going to the KKK-named school," Selina Pretridge said.
This isn't the first time there's been an outrcry. In 2006, folks suggested changing the name to Eartha M.M. White -- after a Jacksonville philanthropist.
In 2008, the Duval County School Board voted 5-2 to keep the same name, but current Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says he has no problem with change, as long it goes through the proper channels.
Students tell Action News they understand the concern, but just want to go to class, cheer on their Rebels and not have to worry about the chatter around them.
"The name doesn't determine how the school is. It's just a name for the school. I think it's really, really stupid," De'jia Boatwright said.