by Nancy Trejos   The United States, long a magnet for immigrants, is getting its first national immigration museum. On May 20, the Ellis Island Museum will officially become the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The name change comes with the completion of the Peopling of America Center, which has been in development for sev...

WTI Magazine #6    2013 Nov, 22 Author : Paolo Battaglia      Translation by:   November 19, 1901 - Appointment of Edmondo Mayor des Planches as Italian Ambassador to the U.S.At the peak of the great migration, one of the few diplomats who tried to understand the living conditions of Italians in the U.S. was Edmondo...

di Emanuela Lenzini   PIEVEPELAGO. Giorni a ricordare storie di emigrati. Storie di vita di montanari che hanno attraversato l'oceano in cerca di ofrtuna nel nuovo mondo. O che hanno avuto il coraggio di sfidare e battere una leggenda della storia americana come Buffalo Bill. Il Pasquesi day, un tempo si teneva solo negli Stati Uniti. Troppo...

by Mauro Battocchi   It's a rich season for documentary exploration of the Italian American experience. Fresh on the heels of Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California, which premiered on KVIE (PBS Sacramento) on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm and will be re-broadcast on KVIE 2 on December 25 at 7:30, we are also lucky to...

Dal profondo Sud dell'Italia a Palo Alto in California, con l'orgoglio delle radici. Emigranti di successo. Il coraggio delle sfide. Con la voglia di fare bene. E di riuscire. Protagonisti due fratelli di Scalea (Cosenza) e un amico di Ginosa Marina (Taranto). Si sono messi insieme ed hanno aperto un ristorante nella Silicon Valley. Affari d'oro. U...

by Maria Gloria   Dear Readers, An April assortment of Italian connections for you: Pietro Di Donato was born in West Hoboken, New Jersey on April 3, 1911, to Abruzzese emigrants and died at the age of 80. He took up writing during a period in which he was an out-of-work bricklayer.   His first story "Christ in Concrete" pub...

By Sol Park   It's not personal, it's strictly business. In one scene of a new novel by former Brooklyn resident Frank J. Pennisi, a group of Sicilians wielding flaming wine bottles full of gasoline have a confrontation with striking Irish workers on the Red Hook docks.   Giuseppe, one of the main characters in the historically-m...

Daniele Marconcini, governatore del Distretto Italia di Filitalia International e presidente dell'Associazione dei Mantovani nel Mondo Onlus, e Matteo Cazzulani, segretario per l'Armonizzazione e l'Integrazione del Distretto Italia di Filitalia International, nella giornata di ieri, martedì 15 luglio, hanno reso omaggio alla memoria di Santa Madre...

By Sebastian Fichera   I was a high school kid with immigrant parents who worked in a factory and still struggled with the English language back in Hartford, Connecticut when I started hearing about this guy named Mario Savio causing absolute chaos in a far-away place called Berkeley.   The infamous troublemaker with a name like min...

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Five Thousand Stories of Italian Migration from the Mountains of Bologna and Modena to America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni   This...