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Hank Aaron's name among those being considered for renaming of Forrest Hill Academy

The Atlanta Braves legend and a Baseball Hall of Famer, Hank Aaron died last week at the age of 86.

ATLANTA — Atlanta Board of Education officials said on Friday that Hank Aaron's name is among the names being considered to replace the name of the current Forrest Hill Academy in southwest Atlanta.

Forrest Hill Academy, a public alternative high school, is named for white supremacist and notorious Confederate Army Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Historically, Forrest was also known for being the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in the years immediately following the Civil War. 

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According to Pierre Gaither with the Atlanta Board of Education, the names being considered for the school by the board's renaming committee are: 

  • Hank Aaron Center for Learning and Growth
  • Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy 
  • Barbara Whitaker Center of Excellence
  • Hammond Park Academy

No timeframe has been given as to when the renaming will take place.

The Atlanta Braves legend and a Baseball Hall of Famer, Hank Aaron died last week at the age of 86.