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I AM . . . Rondo

connected to a rich cultural history

of unity, faith, and purpose.

I AM . . . my African roots.

I AM . . . freedom and justice.

Poem: DR ARTIKA R. TYNER is a passionate educator, poet, author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She is a prolific, award-winning author of adults’ and children’s books that include Amazing Africa: A to Z and The Inclusive Leader: Taking Intentional Action for Justice and Equity. In furtherance of her philanthropic efforts, she created Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting literacy and diversity in books.

Photo: Rondo Before, During and After the Highway. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.


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