I had to share with you the article and a little bit about our weekend reunion in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. It was powerful. There were 90 descendants of 8 families that came to Fergus Falls around 1897. In 1897 there were 85 Blacks that came to Fergus Falls. The 90 represented several generations – from babies to Dorothy Parsons who is 91 years old and was born and raised in Fergus.
The presentation at the Historical Society that Friday was informational, interesting and enlightening. Many people were able to recognize for the Historical Society people in the pictures as well as correct some of the information they had. We searched articles and the archives and found a lot of information we did not know. For the reception that evening we invited white residents who may have known some of the Black families and any current Black residents living in Fergus.