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Fargo School Board names top finalists for Woodrow Wilson High School name change

There were 129 name suggestions submitted from the public. The board selected it's top five at Tuesday's meeting.

FARGO, N.D. — The former Woodrow Wilson high school is one step closer to getting a new name. The Fargo School Board has selected five options; Dakota, Central, Voyageur, Valley and Agnes Geelan high school. The process began with public input. There were 214 forms completed and 129 unique names were suggested. It was then left in the hands of…

Fargo School Board votes to remove Woodrow Wilson name from high school

The board had been encouraged to change the name by community members for the past three years because of the former President's racist past.

FARGO, N.D. — The name Woodrow Wilson will be removed from the Fargo high school. The decision was made by the school board and comes after years of being urged by community members to remove the former president’s name because of his racist past. Those advocates say they feel the school board did not take the process seriously until racial…

Fargo Public Schools seeks input on name of Woodrow Wilson High School

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Public Schools is asking community members to provide input regarding the name of Woodrow Wilson High School. The school’s name has been a hot button topic among community members and the school board in recent weeks. Community members have used Woodrow Wilson’s racist past as fuel for changing the school’s name. Anyone wishing to provide input on the…

Advocates continue to push for renaming Woodrow Wilson High School

Several speakers addressed the school board at Tuesday's meeting to urge them to change the name because of Wilson's racist history.

FARGO, N.D. — Changing the name of Woodrow Wilson High school seems like a no-brainer to many. “Wilson’s horrific record of segregating the federal government, firing African Americans, doing nothing to prevent racial violence and arresting hundreds of thousands of people for allegedly criticizing the government is clear,” said advocate Jim Shaw. Despite the clarity of Wilson’s racist past, the…

Fargo School Board Begins Process To Rename Woodrow Wilson High School

There is also a call to rename the former Agassiz Middle School due to Louis Agassiz's racist beliefs.

FARGO, N.D- “Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school,” says Community Advocate Jim Shaw. Community members come together to call for change. One that starts with the smallest actions. “Today, I’m asking you to remove the name of Woodrow Wilson from one of Fargo’s Public High Schools,” Shaw adds. The discussion to change the name…

School Board to hold more discussion on Woodrow Wilson High School

Board members state that new policy must include looking thoroughly at how they rename schools, as there is possibly more than 6 school district buildings that could be renamed due to their historical links to slavery, segregation, and the oppression of people of color.

FARGO, ND – A Fargo school board governance committee meeting to determine if the school district should rename Woodrow Wilson High School has decided to ask for more public input and develop a new policy on renaming schools in the district. The committee came to the conclusion that they would discuss the topic further on August 11th. They have yet…

Fargo School Board to Consider Woodrow Wilson, Agassiz Name Change

Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies across the country

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo School Board is considering changes to the names of Woodrow Wilson High School and the Agassiz school building. President Robin Nelson says the topic is gaining steam. Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies. Nelson says they will address the change at the governance committee and decide if it should be…