Juneteenth Celebrated in Duluth for First Time as Federal Holiday

Organizers say it's important the day and the struggles of slavery and racism people of color went through are recognized federally.

DULUTH, Minn.- Juneteenth celebrations across the country and in Duluth held a different meaning after President Joe Biden signed a bill making it a federal holiday this week. At One-Roof Community Housing in Duluth today there was free food, games, different black owned businesses and community resources. June 19th 1865 is the day the nation’s last slaves in Galveston, Texas…

Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Honored at Burial Site on Eve of 101st Anniversary of Lynching

Many speaking at the gathering Monday also voiced their concern that the lynching isn't taught adequately in schools along with Duluth history.

DULUTH, Minn.- A day before the 101st anniversary of the lynching of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie,a gathering was held at Park Hill Cemetery– but many also said teaching about the killings as part of Duluth history would also be a good way to honor them, and move toward change. “We honor their lives, we mourn their loss,…

Interfaith Service Honors Martin Luther King Jr., Continues Fight for Equality

Gloria Dei Church packed with all faith backgrounds honoring Rev. Dr. King.

DULUTH, Minn.- The kickoff to Duluth’s events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. was an interfaith service honoring the work of freedom fighters of the past, with performances by youth continuing the fight in the future. “We’re still remembering the words of him 60 years later,” said Salaam Witherspoon, Chair of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee. “We’re still asking for…