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13th Annual MLK Event at Fargo TheatreMLK Poster

The Fargo Human Relations Commission will host a celebration in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. The event is free and open to the public. The 13th annual event will feature performances by local musicians, the 19th Avenue Jazz Choir from Fargo North High School, video presentations created by the People’s Press Project and Fargo Human Relations Award presentations by Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker.

The Fargo Human Relations Award will be presented to an individual and an organization that have made significant contributions to the area of human relations in the FM community:

•      Barry Nelson has been a long time advocate for local refugees and area youth, and continues to advocate for equality among all citizens through his work as the president of the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.
•      Fraser, Ltd.:  Through its mission “Supporting children, youth, and adults on their life’s journey toward independence,” Fraser, Ltd. has worked hard to respect diversity and eliminate discrimination by providing acceptance and equality for all people served by its programs.

Each award recipient’s accomplishments will be highlighted in a video presentation.

Those attending this event are invited to help support transitional youth needs in our community by donating to Youthworks.  A free-will offering will be taken during the course of the event.

For more information on the MLK event, contact the Fargo Department of Planning and Development at or 701-241-1474.