by Felipe Gomes The word "credit" weighs heavily in today's society. Receiving credit for hard work is a sacred value that fuels American progress. Acknowledgment is a must, not only in business, but for students, for athletes, for artists...   Fortunately, we live in a time where it is easier to determine if people are taking credit for ot...

United States Representative Patrick "Pat" Tiberi (Republican - 12th Congressional District) of Ohio believes the late Luigi Del Bianco "should be formally recognized" for having served as chief carver of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.   In Carving a Niche for Himself; The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore, author Do...

by Brian Donnelly   The state Senate has joined the effort to get Luigi Del Bianco, who lived in Port Chester until his death in 1969, the proper recognition as the chief carver of Mount Rushmore. A few days before Port Chester unveils a memorial honoring Del Bianco, state Sen. George Latimer spoke about him on the floor of the state Senate...

Capital District author Douglas J. Gladstone, whose new book is a valentine to the obscure Italian American immigrant who served as chief carver of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, will appear at the American Italian Heritage Museum on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. to talk about his controversial work and sign copies of it.   Carvin...

Luigi Del Bianco's name should be as familiar to you as that of Gutzon Borglum, Douglas Gladstone says, and the reason it's not is clear to him. Bigotry.   Del Bianco, master carver during the Mount Rushmore National Monument's construction, was an Italian immigrant when that nationality was belittled in the United States, particularly...

Family members and supporters of an Italian immigrant seeking more recognition for his role in the carving of Mount Rushmore National Memorial have been unable to persuade the National Park Service to honor him as chief carver.   "They want to lump him in with the rest of the workers," said Gloria Del Bianco, 68, of Los Angeles, the only sur...

There are many ways to analyze the contribution of the Italian Americans to the society, the economy, the culture, the greatness of the United States. One of these ways is celebrating those who have given their talent and their hard work to build monuments known and loved by every American, and not only by the Americans. There's an Italian who con...

Monuments are problematic, especially official state or national monuments. They dictate to the viewer what to think. How do we commemorate without dictating? Mount Rushmore's intended message does not stop Douglas Gladstone in Carving a Niche for Himself from problematizing one of America's most famous and visible monuments.   Gladstone une...

A new book, Carving a Niche for Himself; The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore, chronicles the life of former Port Chester resident Luigi Del Bianco, who was the chief carver of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. His story had largely been forgotten until author Douglas J. Gladstone unearthed it in his book.   And now, N...

United States Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont needs to put on his cowl and cape and help the late Luigi Del Bianco.   Leahy, who reportedly learned to read when he was 4 years old, says he can quote Batman comic books of 40 to 50 years ago.   Read more   Source: http://vtdigger.org/