The protagonist of this new interview is one of the most important personalities among those who deal with Italian emigration abroad. Ilaria Del Bianco was President of UNAIE, the National Union of Immigrant and Emigrant Associations. She is a member of the Bureau of the Council of Tuscans Abroad, and President of the "Lucchesi nel mondo" Associati...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias and educational organization, to mark the 30th anniversary of its founding by Dr. Manny Alfano this coming September 2022. Dr. Alfano stated, “I am so pleased and humbled at the progress and growth of this organization.  Thirty years ago, I...

The lawsuit between Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) and the city of Pittsburgh regarding the fate of the Schenley Park Columbus statue is in the discovery process, and a rally was recently held at the historical site where protestors demanded that the tarps be removed from the monument. Judge John McVay, who is presiding over the suit,...

As you may remember, back in October MoreThanTheCurve.com reported that a Columbus statue that had been dedicated to the Borough of Conshohocken by the Italian American Community in 1970 was being stored in a public works’ parking lot off East Elm Street. The statue wasn’t removed from public view due to the recent controversy surrounding whether o...

After a group of protesters threw Little Italy's longtime Columbus statue into the Harbor two years ago, the statue has been recreated by a local sculptor. Meanwhile, Baltimore's Italian-American community wants to put a new statue of an anonymous Italian immigrant in the plaza where the Columbus statue once stood. John Pica, president of the Itali...

There is a new effort underway to uncover the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. The Italian Sons and Daughters of America are pushing the new Ed Gainey Administration to block the removal of the 50-foot statue and uncover it. In the fall of 2020, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to uproot the statue with former Mayor Bill Peduto appr...

You know it's really true what they say, you learn something new every day. Of course, a popular piece of Evansville history is the legendary Mesker Park Zoo monkey ship, but did you know the monkey ship is considered a "reasonable replica" of one of Christopher Columbus' ships? I JUST learned about this the other day! Well, not about the monkey sh...

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce that our Gilda has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade. The largest New Jersey parade celebrating Columbus! I will send the specifics for the Columbus dinner inaugurating Gilda Rorro as the Grand Marshal, along with the parade details. The dinner will o...

For an explorer who never made it to California, Christopher Columbus has sparked plenty of controversy in San Jose lately. You can expect the latest to center around Columbus Park, a 10-acre site just south of Mineta San Jose International Airport that has quite a history over the past 75 years. But its future will be determined by a “reimagining”...

Late last month Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she “fully expects” to return a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus to its former pedestal in Grant Park. That was concerning news to members of the mayor’s committee reviewing Chicago monuments, emails obtained by the Chicago Tribune show. University of Illinois at Chicago art history prof...