Tag Archives: Italian Immigrant

Italian American WWII Hero: Antonio Francis Federico

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WW2 Hero: Joseph Anthony Longo

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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40 Lire, and A Dream.

By Paul Fioravanti, NIAF Member A tribute to my grandfather, Giuseppe Gugliemo (Joseph William) Fioravanti (1897-1978). You sit in your wooden rocking chair in the home you built three decades ago, after the war, and your brown eyes peer out … Continue reading

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Italian a Day: Peter Greco

NIAF da Vinci Council Member Robert M. Greco sent the Foundation this special submission about his father, the late Peter Greco (1952-2020) who sadly passed away on December 8. “There are no words to describe the true nature of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rope and Soap

Rope and Soap: Lynchings of Italians in the United States by Patrizia Salvetti “Eleven Italians, some of whom were awaiting trial while others had been already acquitted, were forcibly removed from jail by a mob and lynched in public with the … Continue reading

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