Serial Forced Displacement, “….the repetitive, coercive upheaval of groups” (Fullilove & Wallace, 2011, p.381) and policies that in the name of urban renewal destroyed over 1,600 African American districts in cities across the United States brought about root shock, “the traumatic stress reaction to the destruction of all or part of one’s emotional ecosystem” (Fullilove, 2004, p.11). Rondo, a thriving African American neighborhood and one of Saint Paul’s most historic neighborhoods, was severed in the 1950s due to the construction of Interstate 94. The homes of 433 households were demolished, 72% of which were of non-whites. Rondo Community Library builds community through services such as help with technology, job applications, and learning circles.