Kansas district named after KKK leader to discuss new name
March 14, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a Kansas school district that is named for an early 20th century Ku Klux Klan leader are meeting Monday to discuss whether to ditch the name.
The discussions come after student journalists at Seaman High School found information confirming that the district's namesake, Fred Seaman, had a racist past, WIBW reports.
The student paper, The Clipper, reported last fall that Seaman had been an "exalted cyclops," or chief officer, in the Topeka KKK. Rumors of Seaman's ties to the KKK had circulated for years in the Topeka district before the student newspaper conf...