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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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Interview with Rondo Native Son- Marvin R. Anderson

I lived in two places. My first home was at 775 Iglehart. It was a duplex and we lived on…

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Interview with Jim Gerlich – Creator of Rondo Map

Iwas born in 1945 on Fuller Avenue and Dale in Rondo neighborhood. Did you single-handedly create the poster of the…

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Interview with Rondo Native Daughter – Joyce Williams

I didn’t live on Rondo. I lived one block off of [unclear] on Carroll. My grandmother lived one block from me.…

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Interview with Rondo Resident – Jacques “Peaches” Polk

My name, at birth, Jacqueline Souther Polk(?I don’t know French). Otherwise known as Peaches When and where were you born? Anchor…

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History Harvest

Macalester College and Rondo Avenue, Inc. have partnered to produce the second Remembering Rondo History Harvest project . The History…

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Donte Collins Share Memories of Old Rondo

Donte Collins is a poet. Named the first Youth Poet Laureate of Saint Paul, Minnesota, they are the author of “Autopsy” (Button Poetry, 2017) and…

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Patricia Anita Young shares story about her father who worked as a Red Cap Porter at Union Depot

My dad James Melvin Young Sr. became a second generation “Red Cap Porter” when his uncle William A. Young retired…

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Remembering With Pride: The St. Paul Red Caps Who Built Rondo

The Red Caps of the St. Paul Union Depot were often the first faces to greet rail travelers as they…

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