Laura  Muzi nacque a Dennison, Ohio, il 18 agosto del 1914 da Andrea (1883-1975) ed Elvira Pelosi (1887 -1972). Entrambi i suoi genitori erano nati a Capitignano (AQ). I genitori di Laura giunsero ad “Ellis Island” nel 1910 dopo aver attraversato l’oceano sulla nave “Roma”. All’inizio Andrea Muzi lavorò nelle miniere e in seguito trovò un più conve...

Italian immigrants have stamped New England as indelibly as any Puritan ever since they started to arrive in large numbers during the 1890s. Today, the descendants of Italian immigrants make up more than 10 percent of the population of every New England state except Vermont and Maine. Any New Englander can recognize the voice of Don Orsillo, Joe Ca...

People are moving more freely across borders and continents and this has kept the topic of immigration in the world’s headlines and sparked widespread protests. The Pew Research Center projects that by 2050, more than one-third of US schoolchildren “younger than 17 will either be immigrants themselves or the children of at least one parent who is...

The most recentreport on internal migration presented during Southern Economics Day reaffirms a long-held belief: southern Italy is losing 100,000 of its young prople every year. It's as if a town with a population of 20,000 was leaving Sicily every 365 days. Speaking to young Sicilian researchers living abroad, we observed a willingness to go back...

War is a strange phenomenon, to say the least. It is during wartime that humans can both reach the greatest heights of heroism and go down to the lowest depths of bestiality. I believe it was no less than Gen. George S. Patton Jr. who once exclaimed “Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” He was probably corre...

Antonio Indelicato and Maria Lombardo immigrated to the US in 1920 from Siculiana, a small town in the province of Agrigento.  Together they had 8 children, 7 boys and one girl, Salvatore, Anthony, Alfonso, Joe, Michael, Anthony, John and Giuseppina.  The first son named Anthony passed away at a very young age due to spinal meningitis. Antonio open...

The American Studies Association of Italy (AISNA - Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani) – that fosters exchange and debate in the fields of North American literature and language, history, politics, society, cinema - is in very good hands. In fact, Elisabetta Vezzosi, full professor of North American history at the University of Trieste (...

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 From 12:00 pm To 2:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Lingua Viva & IIC - Entrance : With fee - Two sessions $90 (non-member)/$ 85 (member) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry. If you...

The history of Lincoln County’s “Little Italy” will be explored Thursday during a special post-Black History Month program hosted by the Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hurst Review Services conference room, 127 S. Railroad Ave. Pat Williams Tillman, of Williams Mortuary, is the featured sp...

For anyone interested in learning about the history of Italians in the greater Los Angeles area, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is the place to start. Opened in August 2014, after many years in the making and a few setbacks along the way, the IAMLA is located in the Italian Hall, the oldest remaining building from L.A.’s Little...