‘Rondo: Beyond the Pavement’ shines a light on the intentional destruction of a thriving Black community

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By Josh Cobb, Twin Cities Association of Black Journalists /Insight News Intern

      In the early to mid-20th century, Minnesota’s state capital was the epicenter of a thriving, local Black community; the Rondo neighborhood. It was an essential gathering place, as it was home to businesses, political organizations such as the Urban League and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and there was a strong sense of family among its community members.

The community was destroyed and became a shell of itself by the...