Minnesota Stories: Remember Rondo

"Rondo, a thriving African American community in St. Paul, was virtually eliminated by construction of the I-94 freeway in the 1960s." Video posted to YouTube by the Minnesota Historical Society on July 12, 2013.

Duluth lynchings memorial

Duluth lynchings memorial

A memorial to the three African American men murdered by a mob of white people in Duluth on June 15, 1920: Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, October 10, 2003.

Duluth police station

Duluth police station

Police station in Duluth after being damaged by the lynch mob that murdered Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie on June 15, 1920.

Cellblock in Duluth police station

Cellblock in Duluth police station

Cellblock in Duluth police station damaged by the lynch mob that murdered Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie on June 15, 1920.

Interior of police station damaged by lynch mob

Interior of police station damaged by lynch mob

Interior of the Duluth police station damaged by the lynch mob that murdered Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie on June 15, 1920.

White lynch mob posing with murdered African American men

White lynch mob posing with murdered African American men

White people making up a lynch mob pose for a photograph after murdering three African American men (Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie) in Duluth on June 15, 1920.

Duluth Lynchings

Lynching is widely believed to be something that happened only in the South. But on June 15, 1920, three African Americans, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie, were lynched in Duluth, Minnesota.

Lawrence Taliaferro hand puppet

Lawrence Taliaferro hand puppet

Hand puppet used to portray Lawrence Taliaferro in educational puppet shows. Made by artist Deborah Swanson around 1969.

Historical marker recognizing Lawrence Taliaferro

Historical marker recognizing Lawrence Taliaferro

Marker recognizing the service of Lawrence Taliaferro at Fort Snelling. Photograph by Lee Brothers, 1929.

Elizabeth Dillon Taliaferro

Oil-on-canvas portrait of Elizabeth Dillon Taliaferro, wife of Lawrence Taliaferro, ca. 1850s. Artist unknown.

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