Lecture on history of Valley’s Italians

Jul 15, 2019 123

Ben Lariccia and Joe Tucciarone, authors of the new book “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley: The Origin of Greater Youngstown’s Italians,” will give a presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room of Kravitz Deli 3135 Belmont Ave. Admission to the presentation, sponsored by the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society, is $6 ($5 for society members). The event will include refreshments, a raffle and instrumental music by Dolores DePietro. Reservations are suggested; call society chairman Richard Scarsella at 330-726-8277.

Lariccia, a native of Youngstown, is a historian and writer. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in bilingual/bicultural education from La Salle University. He taught in Philadelphia schools for 30 years, and is a contributing writer for La Gazzetta Italiana newspaper. He is a member of the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia and the Italian American Studies Association.

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