Rondo Immersion

Rondo Immersion

Tuesday, July 11 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | $90

7.5 clock hours available upon request


The Humanities Center is excited to offer a new immersive experience in the Rondo and Selby Avenue neighborhoods of Saint Paul. Spend the day learning about Saint Paul’s historic Rondo and Selby Avenue neighborhoods with members of the community. Participants will enjoy bus and walking tours in which they will learn about the rich histories of a community grounded in unity and resilience. Participants will leave connected to the authentic community voices and resources of Rondo and Selby Avenue. This immersion is hosted by Rondo resident, Robin Hickman, and facilitated by Rose McGee of the Minnesota Humanities Center.

“In the 1930s, Rondo Avenue was at the heart of Saint Paul, MN’s largest Black neighborhood. African-Americans whose families had lived in Minnesota for decades and others who were just arriving from the South made up a vibrant, vital community that was in many ways independent of the white society around it. The construction of I-94 in the 1960s shattered this tight-knit community, displaced thousands of African-Americans into a racially segregated city and a discriminatory housing market, and erased a now-legendary neighborhood.” -“The History of Rondo,” Rondo Ave. Inc.