Black and white photograph of the Phyllis Wheatley House diamond ball team, summer 1926. Ethel Ray (later Ethel Ray Nance) stands at the far left.

Phyllis Wheatley House diamond ball team

Phyllis Wheatley House diamond ball team, summer 1926. Ethel Ray (later Ethel Ray Nance) stands at the far left.

Black and white photograph of Ethel Ray (later Ethel Ray Nance), 1917. From the 1917 Duluth Central High School yearbook, Zenith.

Ethel Ray

Ethel Ray (later Ethel Ray Nance), 1917. From the 1917 Duluth Central High School yearbook, Zenith.

Nance, Ethel Ray (1899–1992)

Ethel Ray Nance was an African American activist and writer. During the 1920s, she broke various racial and gender barriers in Minnesota, participated in the Harlem Renaissance movement, worked as a secretary for the National Urban League, and contributed to Opportunity magazine. In later decades, she went on to work for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society.

Flyer created to advertise the first Rondo Days celebration, held in St. Paul, 1983.

Flyer advertising the first Rondo Days celebration

Flyer created to advertise the first Rondo Days celebration, held in St. Paul, 1983.

Color image of Store specializing in “do-it-yourself products” owned by Tiger Jack Rosenbloom, 2002. The structure stood at the corner of Dale Street and St. Anthony Avenue in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul between 1949 and 2002.

Tiger Jack’s shack

Store specializing in “do-it-yourself products” owned by Tiger Jack Rosenbloom, 2002. The structure stood at the corner of Dale Street and St. Anthony Avenue in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul between 1949 and 2002.

Black and white photograph of the construction of I-94 at the former intersection of Rondo and Fairview Avenues, September 1, 1967.

Construction of I-94 on the site of Rondo Avenue

Construction of I-94 at the former intersection of Rondo and Fairview Avenues, September 1, 1967.

Black and white photograph looking south down Arundel Street from Rondo Avenue, ca. 1940.

Arundel Street from Rondo Avenue

Looking south down Arundel Street from Rondo Avenue, ca. 1940.

Black and white photograph of the Booker T. Cafe & Tavern, 381–383 Rondo Avenue, St. Paul, 1960.

Booker T. Cafe & Tavern

Booker T. Cafe & Tavern, 381–383 Rondo Avenue, St. Paul, 1960.

Black and white photograph of Rondo Avenue from the Josiah B. Cheney residence (604 Rondo Avenue), ca. 1900.

View of Rondo Avenue from the Josiah B. Cheney residence

View of Rondo Avenue from the Josiah B. Cheney residence (604 Rondo Avenue), ca. 1900.

Black and white photograph of the Rondo Street police station at the intersection of Rondo Street and Western Avenue, ca. 1900.

Rondo Street police station

Rondo Street police station at the intersection of Rondo Street and Western Avenue, ca. 1900.

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