Broadway Square encourages individuals in our community to educate and familiarize themselves with the important history of Juneteenth. This is a federally recognized day that holds different meanings for people - for some, it's a day of celebration; for others, it's a day of complex and mixed emotions. The best way to approach the day is in a mindful, aware and cautious manner, with a willingness to learn and grow.
While Broadway Square embraces the significance of the day, we choose not to create our own competing programming, but rather to collaborate on and amplify the already-existing community celebrations.
To this end, on June 19, 2021, Broadway Square collaborated with Fred's Dissonance as he put together a community-wide Juneteenth celebration, which included the assembly and burial of a Juneteenth Time Capsule at the southwest corner of Broadway Square.
This year, again in partnership with Fred's Dissonance and the Fargo Juneteenth 3rd Annual Celebration, we are placing the Juneteenth Time Capsule Marker at Broadway Square, marking the location it will exist under until June 19, 2063, when it is scheduled to be opened. The time capsule marker is available for people to visit throughout the day, with QR codes linked to Juneteenth resources and community celebrations. We hope these resources help foster new knowledge and experiences for people learning about Juneteenth and allow individuals to engage with Juneteenth in the most comfortable way possible.