Letter to the editor: Gateway Corridor the next Rondo district?
Rondo Street was the heart of St. Paul's largest black neighborhood. African Americans had lived there for decades. It was very vibrant and vital on its own and essentially independent of surrounding white society. The construction of I-94 in the 1960s shattered and destroyed totally this tight knit community. Thousands of African Americans were displaced to a racially segregated city and discriminatory housing market. This beautiful neighborhood is now only a legend.