History & culture

Christopher Columbus

September 2020 |
The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones. It is so easy to attack the dead, to misquote, to misrepresent motive, to manipulate the representation of past events. When the dead lack someone to speak for them...

Bella Ciao: Goodbye Beautiful

September 2020 |
Bella Ciao or “Goodbye Beautiful” is a 19th century Italian protest song that has its origin in the struggle of Italian women from the north of Italy who labored in the rice fields there. The Mondina (from mondare, to clean) women worked in the...

La Sartoria Italiana in the Bespoke Tradition

September 2020 |
L’autrice descrive la bellezza della sartoria italiana. Lei scrive che “la sprezzatura”, è un modo di cucire fatto con meno sforzo, è un’arte approfondita solo dai sarti migliori. Lei spiega la formazione di un vestito e come i sarti cominciano e...

Early Italian Immigrants: A Serviceable Ethnic Group

September 2020 |
In the fall of 1874, a little more than a year after Giovanni Chiesa’s brutal lynching at the end of the Coal Miners’ Strike in Trumbull County, OH, Italian immigrants again lost their lives during a labor dispute. Thousands of immigrants from...

It’s Complicated

August 2020 |
For me, with Columbus, it’s complicated. I have no problem with the removal of statues that memorialize treasonous Confederate generals or KKK leaders. Columbus shouldn’t be lumped in with those individuals. We’ve celebrated our rich heritage on...

Hon. Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli Presents to National Columbus Education Foundation

August 2020 |
The Honorable Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli, who represents Italian citizens living in North and Central America in the Chamber of Deputies recently attended a meeting of the National Columbus Educational Foundation board to discuss strategies on how...

The Columbus Letters

August 2020 |
“The Columbus Letters” were published in a four-part series in La Gazzetta Italiana in 2019 and can be found on www.lagazzettaitaliana.com. Search “Columbus Letters.” On his return to Spain, sailing in January and February 528 years ago,...

Five Largest Italian American Groups in the Nation Unite to Defend Columbus

August 2020 |
A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the...

In Awe of Stars and the Moon

August 2020 |
Our family’s matriarch, my mother Clara, will celebrate 91 years of age this December. Mom was at the helm of every holiday and celebration until the last few years where changes necessitated her giving up things she loved. Sadly, sewing, writing,...
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