In the aftermath of the first EHS student boycott, Merenda Kyle, the mother of Escambia School High student Belinda Jackson, took legal action to remove Confederate imagery from the school. Their attorneys claimed the symbols violated the still-open county school integration suit because it undermined the maintenance of a unitary educational system. District judge Winston Arnow agreed, called the symbols "racial irritants," and ordered the school board to remove all such icons at EHS. The symbols issue embodied the black struggle against cultural forms of
Keywords: Merenda Kyle, Escambia High School, Confederate Imagery, Judge Winston Arnow, “Racial irritants”, De facto racism, “The Atlanta Five”, Reverend Ralph Abernation, The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department
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