School Named For Confederate General To Be Renamed For Hank Aaron

Late baseball legend Hank Aaron is getting a school named after him following a unanimous vote by the school board to change the name from a Confederate general.

The Atlanta School Board voted to change the name of Forrest Hill Academy and rename it for Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth's record for career home runs while playing for the Braves in 1974. The school is currently named for Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and is a public alternative school for middle- and high-schoolers.

Per, the school will now be called Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy, and the name change will go into effect this year.

"According to board policy, a person must be dead for five years before a school can be named for that person unless the board votes unanimously on the measure," noted.

Aaron died in January at the age of 86. The anniversary of his record-setting 715th home run took place last week.