Italian-American Heritage Month
Celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month
“After arriving on the ancestral soil, I figured out pretty quickly why that [Italian] heritage swamps all competition. It’s a culture that sweeps you in, sits you down in the kitchen, and feeds you so well you really don’t want to leave.” — Barbara Kingsolver
Throughout October, Carthage is recognizing the contributions and achievements of Italian-Americans and embracing Italian heritage and culture.
Italian-American Heritage Month was first celebrated in 1989 with a proclamation of the United States Congress and President George H. W. Bush.
Italian-American Heritage Month is commemorated every October to acknowledge the esteemed accomplishments and successes of Italian immigrants and Italian-Americans.
Today, Italian-Americans make up the fifth largest ethnic group in the United States.
Learn about Italian-American Heritage
- How Italians Became ‘White’
- The contribution of Italian migrant women in the New World to health and safety at work
- Italian Culture: Facts, customs & traditions
- Why America Targeted Italian-Americans During World War II
- Contested Loyalties: World War II and Italian-Americans’ Ethnic Identity
- Italian Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland
- Ciao, Professore!
- Call Me by Your Name
- Bicycle Thieves
- CBS New York: Italian-American Heritage Month Celebrates Contributions Of Italian Immigrants
- North End Historical Society: North End Italian Documentary
- Ship History: SHIPS — Italian Immigration to U.S. in the Early 20th Century
- Modio Media Productions: The Italians Americans - And They Came To Chicago
- ITALaustin: Texan Italian Stories “The Italians From The Bottom”
- WWLTV: The 1891 lynching of 11 Italian-Americans in New Orleans
- AMS Central: Growing Up Italian