Juneteenth

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…

Fargo and Moorhead Mayors sign proclamation declaring Juneteenth a city holiday

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd signed a proclamation declaring June 19 as “Juneteenth 2020. Mayor Mahoney delivered the proclamation to the organizers of the Juneteenth March in Island Park Friday morning. The proclamation declares Juneteenth a city holiday in Fargo and Moorhead. The holiday celebrates the abolishment of slavery in the United States and the…

U.S. Bank closing locations at 1 p.m. to recognize Juneteenth

FARGO, N.D.–U.S. Bank will be closing its offices and branches at 1 p.m. on Friday to recognize Juneteenth. U.S. Bank is encouraging its employees to spend their time off serving their communities and educating themselves on the importance of Juneteenth. President and CEO of U.S. Bank Andy Cecere said, “The events of the past few weeks have changed the conversation…

First Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Moorhead

Over a hundred and fifty years have passed since the Emancipation Proclamation, and celebrations across the country called Juneteenth are commemorating just that.

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Over a hundred and fifty years have passed since the Emancipation Proclamation, and celebrations across the country called Juneteenth are commemorating just that. June 19th, 1865, better known as Juneteenth, is the day slavery ended. The celebration is centered around education and self–improvement….One local organization is hoping to teach the community about its significance. “I wanted to bring this…