Bontu Gemeda


The Legacy of Rondo Ave

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul and my understanding of the Twin Cities was that…

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Our new home

  The former New Jerusalem Baptist Church is home to Rondo Avenue Inc. and is adjacent to the Rondo Commemorative…

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Oral History

Establishment of Rondo

African American history in Minnesota is traced back to 1802 with the recorded birth of George Bonga. Bonga was the…

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Historic Places

“There’s My Friend from High School!”

“There’s my friend from High School!” Mr. Anderson shouts excitedly. Hot, sweaty, and dust-covered from cleaning out 1st Baptist Church…

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