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Fargo activist finds support as he fights for racial justice

Added 07-11-20 02:22:03am EST - “Wess Philome didn't intend to become a prominent voice for racial justice in Fargo.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Fargo activist finds support as he fights for racial justice”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Wess Philome didn’t intend to become a prominent voice for racial justice in Fargo.

“The entire week my heart was just bleeding,” he told Minnesota Public Radio News. “It felt like I had lost a family member.”

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He thought about driving the four hours to Minneapolis to join protesters there. He’d done that after the death of Jamar Clark in 2015. Instead, he stayed home, answering a call for marchers in Fargo organized by Angelina Sam Teewon and Anyiwei Maciek on May 30.

An avid photographer, he brought his camera and stayed at the front of the throng of several thousand as they marched for miles through the streets.

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