History & culture

NIAF Chairman Patricia de Stacy Harrison Interviewed Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

November 2020 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that NIAF Chairman Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), interviewed Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National...

Italian Americans in the U.S. Were Targeted During WWII

November 2020 |
Questo articolo tratta degli immigrati italiani che furono discriminati durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Giacchè l'America fu in guerra con l'Italia, furono tanti gli italiani presi di mira dagli americani. Fu per colpa della discriminazione...

Rime e Preghiere Per i Bambini: Children’s Rhymes and Prayers

November 2020 |
As an adult, I asked my mom why she did not speak to us in Italian when we were young. Her answer was that when she arrived in America at 18, she was ready to take on American ways and felt she needed to learn how to speak English. She was...

Columbus and The Historians

November 2020 |
When I was a kid Columbus Day was a special holiday. OK, it was not Christmas or Easter, but it was better than Arbor Day, with all due respect to that holiday. I did not think of it back then, but it was an acknowledgment of the contribution...

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...
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