The name of Atlanta’s Grady High, opened in 1947, was changed to Midtown High in December. The school was named after Henry W. Grady, a 19th century journalist who supported white supremacy. Atlanta Public Schools announced last month that Grady Stadium would be renamed Eddie S. Henderson Stadium after a former Atlanta principal and athletic director.
The Rebels nickname is maintained by seven other schools in the Georgia High School Association. They are Atkinson County, Berrien, Effingham County, Fannin County, Groves, Haralson County and Hephzibah.