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Topeka students renew push for school to change name


February 18, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Students of a high school in Topeka named for an early 20th century Ku Klux Klan leader have launched a petition effort seeking to have the name changed.

An offshoot of the school's Young Democrats group is hoping to collect between 3,000 and 5,000 signatures on the petition. The effort garnered 1,000 signatures in its first 24 hours, the Capital-Journal reported.

The effort goes back to an October report by the Seaman High School newspaper, The Clipper, which uncovered that Fred Seaman had been an "exalted cyclops," or chief officer, in the Topeka KKK. Rumors of Se...

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