Ora c'è un libro, una sorta di "album souvenir", come lo definisce l'autore, monsignor Giuseppe de Candia, a raccontare e ricordare a chi verrà, il primo viaggio pastorale di monsignor Domenico Cornacchia, Vescovo della Diocesi di Molfetta, Giovinazzo, Terlizzi e Ruvo di Puglia, in terra americana in occasione del 90esimo anniversario della Festa d...

As part of the centenary of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a panel of Chicago scholars and historians will explore the extraordinary impact and legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini on the city of Chicago in the areas of education, healthcare, out-reach to immigrants. The event will take place on June 10 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Str...

They're standing in line next to the silhouette of a large boat that symbolizes their journey. There are 12 adults and two children. The men, carrying suitcases, are wearing suits and hats. The women are clad in long dresses with scarves over their heads. All of them are immigrants who have settled in Newark's Ironbound section with hopes of pursin...

The terror might come in the mail, or in an envelope slipped under the door. Or a note tacked to the wall. Pay up, it would say. Give us the money. Or your child dies. Go to the police, your child dies. The letter would be unsigned. But everyone would know who had sent it: the dreaded Society of the Black Hand, a shadowy criminal organization that...

Love brought Joseph Rollo to America. He was a teenager from Sicily when he first visited the United States and met Anna Maria, the woman he would later marry. The couple sent letters back and forth across the Atlantic for about a year, and though he had never planned to live in America, she convinced him to attend college in the Philadelphia area....

Francesco Mastroianni da “ragazzo d’acqua” a Banchiere. Francesco Paolo Mastroianni nacque a San Pietro Avellana (oggi provincia di Isernia), il 24 luglio del 1877, da Antonio Pasquale (n. a San Pietro Avellana il 1850) “muratore” e Anna Maria Izzi (n. a Vastogirardi il 1850). Francesco arrivò negli Stati Uniti quando aveva solo 10 anni e da subito...

It was their belief in hard work and an unbreakable family bond that enabled the Italian immigrants to build a new life in America. “Grazie America” (Thank you, America) is not only an exhibit that conveys their gratitude for such opportunity but also a testament that showcases the success of the America dream. In the exhibit, looking at the faces...

Sarà certamente indimenticabile il viaggio che Tom Caulkins sta compiendo in questi giorni in Europa assieme alla moglie Linda. Durante i sei giorni di permanenza in Italia i coniugi americani, provenienti da East Wenatchee (Washington), dopo aver soggiornato a Firenze, hanno deciso di trascorrere metà del tempo disponibile a Pistoia, non solo per...

The Jury of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize has decided to award the Prize to Giuseppina Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa (Italy) and to the nongovernmental organization SOS Méditerranée (France) for their work to save the lives of refugees and migrants and welcome them with dignity. “After examining conditions around the world, the Jury of the...

Immigration has enjoyed the status of the hot potato of politics for some time and with Brexit looming that is unlikely to change in the near future. Many people may choose to change their citizenship, particularly those involved with or married to a person from another country, as well as individuals who are planning to remain in Europe for the fo...