Juneteenth celebration shares African American heritage

People in the FM Metro celebrate Juneteenth at the third annual Fargo celebration.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — This year’s theme is Sankofa. The message is to make progress towards the future by claiming the past. Organizers say this event is important to educate the community as a whole on the Juneteenth holiday, what it represents and how it’s acknowledged in our country. People gathered for soul food, there was live music and poetry performances….

Second Annual Juneteenth Event Held At NDSU Renaissance Hall

"Juneteenth means to me, equity, liberation, abolition, family, food, sovereignty, and justice in every way that we can imagine."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — People are getting out and about on this day to celebrate the new federal holiday. “We got love. We got people here and I think the biggest thing is we have unification. When you think of the Swahili word, Umoja it means to unify. To be a unified front and that’s what we need here in…

LIVE: Juneteenth Celebration Planned For June 19th In Fargo

Juneteenth Named State Holiday In North Dakota Earlier This Year

  A big celebration is set for this Saturday for the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the U.S. A Juneteenth celebration is set for this Saturday, June 19th, at Lindenwood Park. This video above shows clips from last year’s Juneteenth march in Fargo. The holiday has gained prominence in the last year, with North Dakota making it…

North Dakota House approves Juneteenth holiday


BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House has voted in favor of the state officially observing Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates June 19,1865, when slavery officially ended in the United States.  Juneteenth is observed by 47 states. West Fargo Republican Rep. Austen Schauer supports the holiday. “The holiday does not include a mandatory day off for private or public employees. …

Moorhead Passes Juneteenth Independence Day Resolution

Juneteenth Independence Day began as a holiday in Texas

MOORHEAD, Minn. — June 19th is now designated as Juneteenth Independence Day in Moorhead. The City Council passing a resolution on the recommendation of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission from July. While there have been previous Juneteeth events held in the city in the past, this is the first time it has been formally adopted. The holiday is an observance…

A Juneteenth Celebration Sheds Light On Racism

According to the group, over 50 people attended the celebration.

MOORHEAD,- “I knew the cotton fields. I knew the plantations. Now, I see hope.” Hope, Destiny says, for a future where black people are no longer killed or discriminated against solely for the color of their skin. Juneteenth, she adds, represents just that. “You’re celebrating the hope of freedom. The hope of coming out of Bondage. The hope that you…

Non-profit CEO wants more black teachers in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Moorhead’s Human Rights Commission holds two meetings Wednesday to hear from the community on how to make the city a more inclusive place. The panel and community members discussed the possibility of getting a community liaison officer. They would reach out to new Americans and hear issues they deal with and bring it to the city’s attention….

Three States Do Not Recognize Juneteenth As A Holiday, Including North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota, South Dakota and Hawaii are the only states that do not recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, as a holiday. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday. Democrat Shelley Lenz, who is running for governor, says it is time to make it a holiday. In a statement,…

OneFargo, Black Lives Matter And The F-M Community March For Change

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney also made an appearance at the march.

FARGO, N.D- “Fargo has to start seeing us as people, North Dakota has to start seeing us as people, the United States has to start seeing us as people.” It’s a simple request, but one that according to the movement, has yet to be achieved. That’s why they marched from Island Park to City Hall once again in a peaceful…

Juneteenth March in downtown Fargo ends peacefully

The march started at Island Park at 9 a.m.

FARGO, N.D.–A diverse crowd of people joined OneFargo to peacefully march in Downtown Fargo on Friday. The march started at Island Park at 9 a.m. where organizers spoke to the crowd. Mayor Tim Mahoney also made an appearance to speak and deliver a proclamation declaring Juneteenth a city holiday. Mahoney also said he has scheduled a meeting with OneFargo and…