Contrary to conventional wisdom, history doesn’t repeat itself. These new immigrants face their own unique challenges, different from those of Italian immigrants. It would be a mistake to say The Italian Americans represents a roadmap for assimilation. Instead, it is a useful reminder of the duality of immigrant life, of the strivings and contortions of those who live in the present while simultaneously facing both the past and the future.
Check out the article Terri recommended from www.neh.gov and be sure to catch The Italian Americans documentary on Tuesday, February 17th and 24th at 9:00pm. It will be rebroadcast Friday, February 20th at 7pm & Midnight as well as Saturday, February 21st at 8:00am & 2pm! Click here to view the trailer!
Italian Culture Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm!