Freeways like I-94 and I-35 displaced people, divided communities, and had environmental consequences, which continue to affect the natural environment and the health of those living near them. In this discussion, A Public History of 35W moderates a conversation about how people in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul are responding to social and environmental justice questions raised by freeway alignment projects in the past. A Public History of 35W is a community-collaborative oral history and research project on 35W in South Minneapolis from the University of Minnesota’s Heritage Studies and Public History Program.
Moderated by A Public History of 35W
Greg Donofrio, Associate Professor and Director, Heritage Studies and Public History, University of Minnesota
Denise Pike, Project Manager for Minnesota Transform, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota
Marvin Anderson, Chair and CEO, Rondo Center of Diverse Expression (R/CODE) and Board Chair, Reconnect Rondo
Cyrus Knutson, Director, Center for Community Connections at Minnesota Department of Transportation
This event is co-hosted by the Bell Museum in conjunction with the traveling exhibit Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice.
Saint Anthony Falls, 2020 . Carol M. Highsmith . Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division (LC-DIG-highsm- 63052)