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The Italian Americans

THE ITALIAN AMERICANS reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America. 

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Local Connections



Italian Americans in Washington History

Boundary Stones

While Washington never had a "Little Italy" neighborhood like some other U.S. cities, Italian Americans did have an impact on life in D.C. Learn more on our Boundary Stones local history blog!

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Breaking Through

Mario Cuomo was a proud Italian American who embodied the larger story of America.
Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio

DiMaggio made his major league debut on May 3, 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists of all time.

The Godfather

The Godfather

Based on Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name.

Return to Italy

Return to Italy

Returning to Italy

Why We Fight

Why We Fight

Why We Fight

Up From Ashes

Up From Ashes

Loans empower Italians to rebuild after the 1906 earthquake.