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“Growing Up Italian American” ……. In Our Own Words

“Growing Up Italian American” in Our Own Words * Growing Up Italian in our Own Words  Video below Featuring Yogi Berra, Anthony Loggia, Mike Piazza, General Odierno John Franco and Geraldine Ferraro.  By the close of the 20th century, Italian Americans had achieved education, employment and income parity with Americans in general. They had excelled […]

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Annette Funicello – Disney Family Album

Annette Funicello Disney Family Album *   Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to […]

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The “True” Italian American Documentary – Part One – “Dispelling the Myth”

The “True” Italian American Documentary  Part One  “Dispelling the Myth”    * The culture the Italian immigrants brought with them was generally not the high Italian culture of Dante and Michelangelo, but the culture of the region or village from which they came. These individual but related cultures established the basis of contemporary Italian American culture.   A University of […]

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The History of Saint Joseph’s Day (Video)

The History of Saint Joseph’s Day The History of Saint Joseph Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the step-father of Jesus of Nazareth/Jesus Christ.  It has the rank of a solemnity in […]

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