MLK Day, #northofnormal

The Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Fargo, ND is #northofnormal.  The King legacy sometimes feels like a textbook legacy, although a few residents I know of have powerful connections to the Civil Rights movement. The late John May and local basketball legend was a kid living in DC during the March on Washington; Rebecca […]

Bienvenue a Marly-Gomont (or Fargo)

Welcome to Marly-Gomont (The African Doctor) provides historical perspective on a contemporary problem.  An African doctor, educated in France but of Congolese nationality,  is recruited to small town France in 1975. He sees a path to citizenship, the community sees a black person for the first time and wants nothing to do with him.  Predictably, […]