Give Italian Americans a break

Mar 25, 2020 360

In the early years of the Italian migratory movement to the United States, our compatriots faced enormous levels of racial discrimination, of solitude and of social isolation. It would take decades and decades of hard work to finally be accepted, to finally become true citizens of their new fatherland.

It was the fall of 1890 when New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy was murdered on his way home from work. History tells us Hennessy had quite a few enemies to worry about, as it was known around town he had been accused of a murder and also that he had been involved in a long lasting fight between two Italian businessmen.

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