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Dennis Kooren letter: Naming street after King is appropriate

I feel Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a timely and appropriate choice for the dividing street between Fargo and West Fargo. Is he not honored for taking a non-violent stance for change when others were pushing for an armed resolution? He served al...

I feel Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a timely and appropriate choice for the dividing street between Fargo and West Fargo. Is he not honored for taking a non-violent stance for change when others were pushing for an armed resolution? He served all Americans by helping prevent race warfare that could have had a disastrous effect on our nation.

As such, he became not a black or white, but an American fighting for change peacefully, but with very strong conviction. Sadly enough, as some others before him, his beliefs and convictions cost him his life.

In this spirit of peaceful change, I believe both Fargo and West Fargo city leaders need to readdress this issue.

Dennis Kooren

Fargo

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