A “Black Lives Matter” billboard is up in downtown Fargo where an “All Lives Matter” billboard previously appeared.
The new billboard is funded by dozens of contributions, including from Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams, to an online fundraiser organized by burlesque performer Anytime Jones.
Jones wrote that the “All Lives Matter” billboard at the intersection of Main Avenue and University Drive “barely references racism in America and it is only HALF of a conversation that this Fargo desperately needs to have.”
She added: “What will a #BlackLivesMatter billboard do for Fargo? It will start conversations. It will start education. It will trigger compassion.”