Events lead up to dedication of new Fargo schoolA series of events is planned this week leading up to the dedication of a new high school in Fargo.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A series of events is planned this week leading up to the dedication of a new high school in Fargo.
Judge Ronald N. Davies High School will be dedicated Sunday afternoon. The ceremony is to include speeches by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Carlotta Walls LaNier, a member of the Little Rock Nine. That was the group of black students who broke the color barrier at their Arkansas school after racial desegregation orders by Davies, the former federal judge from Fargo.
Davies died in 1996. The federal courthouse in Grand Forks also is named for him.
The Forum newspaper reports that events this week leading up to the high school dedication begin Tuesday with a ribbon cutting, open house and the unveiling in the school commons area of a 30-foot mural depicting scenes symbolic of Davies' life.