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Voices of Rondo : oral histories of Saint Paul's historic Black community
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9781517903435
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First University of Minnesota Press edition.
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xv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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"First published in 2005 by Syren Book Company, Minneapolis."
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In Voices of Rondo , real-life stories illuminate the northern urban Black experience during the first half of the twentieth century, through the memories and reflections of residents of Saint Paul's historic Rondo community. We glimpse the challenges of racism and poverty and share the victories of a community that educated its children to become strong, to find personal pride, and to become the next generation of leaders in Saint Paul and beyond.
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In Voices of Rondo, real-life stories illuminate the northern urban Black experience during the first half of the twentieth century, through the memories and reflections of residents of Saint Paul's historic Rondo community. We glimpse the challenges of racism and poverty and share the victories of a community that educated its children to become strong, to find personal pride, and to become the next generation of leaders in Saint Paul and beyond.


Author Notes

David Vassar Taylor, professor, historian, and higher education administrator, grew up in Saint Paul's Rondo neighborhood. In 1974 and 1975 he was director of the Minnesota Slack History Project for the Minnesota Historical Society.


Table of Contents

David Vassar TaylorDavid Vassar Taylor
A Definition of Oral Historyp. xi
Forewordp. xii
Map of the Rondo Neighborhoodp. xvi
Voices of Rondo
Alumni of the Three Fours Girls Clubp. 230
Final Wordp. 325
The History of the Rondo Oral History Projectp. 327
Acknowledgmentsp. 330
Guide for Grandparents, Parents, and Teachersp. 334
Indexp. 353