The Red Cap Room

This year is the 30th anniversary of Rondo Days,  the community celebration to remember the area surrounding Rondo Avenue, a mostly African American St. Paul neighborhood that was obliterated by the construction if Interstate 94 in the 1960’s. As part of this year’s observance, there will be a dedication in the renovated Union Depot in Downtown St. Paul.  A gathering space on the depot’s second floor will be named in honor of the Red Caps – Porters who worked at the station when train travel was the dominant mode of transport.  Many of the Red Caps were pillars of the Rondo Community.  Marvin Roger Anderson is one of the founders of Rondo Days.  He spoke with KFAI's Ahmad Aly.