Historic Rondo Neighborhood: Past, Present, Future* (8:30am-12:30pm)

Wednesday, September 13

Rondo is St. Paul’s oldest African American neighborhood, with a rich history of welcoming newcomers, resilience, and deep sense of community. In the 1960s, freeway construction destroyed Rondo Avenue, wiping out hundreds of African American businesses and homes. This walking workshop will introduce the places that tell the history of the neighborhood and the people who contribute to the resilience of the community. Participants will learn what community members and public officials are doing now to reconcile past harms and the trauma caused by construction of the freeway to create a future of hope for the community and the neighborhood.

Facilitator: Melvin Giles