History & culture

Different Empires and the Italian Language

October 2020 |
During the Roman Empire, the Renaissance and the Italian Unification, Italy had flourishing moments in its history, which are still visible in various ways, including monuments, churches, buildings, and fountains. The historical times are evidence...

Norcia Multi-Purpose Community Center Now Open

October 2020 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that Norcia’s new multi-purpose community center, a central component of the relief effort led by the Foundation in response to the devastating earthquakes that struck Central...

100 Years of the Italian Welfare League

October 2020 |
The Italian Welfare League traces its beginnings to the resettlement work of the American Red Cross’s Italian Committee at the end of the First World War. At the time, thousands of Italians had just returned to their American homes after having...

Zoom to Umbria – This Saturday!

October 2020 |
Quest’intervista è con Anne Robichaud  del giornale “La Gazzetta”. Anne è una guida autorizzata in Umbria e offre i tour per i turisti. Con COVID-19, lei non può né viaggiare in Italia né lavorare in Umbria. Con l'eliminazione dei viaggi in...

Celebrate Your Italian Heritage with “Thirty-One Days of Italians”

October 2020 |
Pick a name, any name on the list of “Thirty-One Days of Italians”, and you will be amazed to learn how the accomplishments by people of Italian heritage have been integrated into the culture of everyday life in America. Filippo Mazzei was a...

Justice Denied: Ben Shahn and the Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

October 2020 |
“If it had not been for these things, I might have lived out my life talking at street corners to scorning men. I might have died, unmarked, unknown, a failure. Now we are not a failure. This is our career and our triumph. Never in our full life...

Early Italians Arriving at Ellis Island Needed Help

October 2020 |
More than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. With a peak of 1,004,756 entering the U.S. in 1907 alone, most were Italians. In fact, most Italian immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in 1907 were processed in a...

The Columbus Letters

October 2020 |
Quando Cristoforo Colombo iniziò il suo primo viaggio verso ovest, iniziò a scrivere un giornale che includeva molte informazioni del viaggio. Quando tornò in Spagna, scrisse anche altre lettere. Purtroppo, le lettere furono tradotte e riscritte,...

The Prosecution of Christopher Columbus

October 2020 |
In my previous article, I discussed the man Christopher Columbus, details of who he was that are often overlooked by his detractors. In this article, I would like to review the chief accusation against him which was his involvement in the slave...
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