The Smithsonian shines a light on the often-overlooked issue of Italian and Italian American internment in the United States during World War II.

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The Smithsonian shines a light on the oftenoverlooked issue of Italian and

During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security

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Andrea Markavechi
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Today's #ItalianADay is Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, who sadly passed away last Friday.

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Todays ItalianADay is Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti who sadly passed away

Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

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NIAF Members - don't forget to purchase your discounted early-bird tickets to our NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala, taking place this November!

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NIAF Members dont forget to purchase your discounted earlybird tickets to our

NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala - The National Italian American Foundation

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An Italian American shares her family's experiences of hunger in Italy - a country known for its abundance of of culinary culture. Via Food & Wine.

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A History of Hunger Lies Beneath Italy's Food Culture

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You can learn how to cook like a true Sicilian with these cooking classes alongside NIAF's longtime friend, Amy Riolo!

We are especially excited about this class, as Sicily is our Foundation's 2017 Region of Honor! #FoodFriday

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You can learn how to cook like a true Sicilian with these

Summer in Sicily

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Benjamin Civiletti is the first Italian American to ever serve as the United States Attorney General . Born in 1935 in Peekskill, New York, Civiletti attended Johns Hopkins University and later the University of Maryland School of Law, from which he graduated in 1961. From there, Civiletti worked as a law clerk for W. Calvin Chestnut, who was a judge on the U.S. District Court...
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ItalianADay Benjamin Civiletti is the first Italian American to ever serve as
Thank you again to everyone who joined us yesterday at our fifth annual NIAF Mark Valente Memorial Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament!

We had a wonderful time with all of our guests and were honored to be joined by leaders in our Italian and Italian American communities. Congratulations to the father-son team, Sam and Jon Vitale (pictured), on winning the tournament! We hope you’ll come...
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Happy #NationalWineDay! As Italian Americans, we have a long history of celebrating this holiday (probably every day, or at least every other day).

Italy is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. The Etruscan and Greek settlers introduced grapes and the practice of wine-making in about the 2nd Century B.C., but Romans (a.k.a. Italians) perfected it. Today, wine is made in...
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Happy NationalWineDay As Italian Americans we have a long history of celebrating
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Renzo Pasolini (1938-1973) was a very popular Italian motorcycle racer in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Born in Rimini, Italy, “Paso” was the son of a motorcyclist. As a young man, he initially was interested in boxing, but at the age of 20, he got involved in motocross. He soon transitioned to road racing, but kept up with other sports, to stay in shape. He became well-known for his...
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ItalianADay Renzo Pasolini 19381973 was a very popular Italian motorcycle racer in
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NIAF is kicking off our fifth annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament in Washington, D.C.! Today we celebrate our shared Italian American heritage with congressmen and congresswomen from both parties, along with the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD), our board members, and other leaders in our community.
NIAF is kicking off our fifth annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament in
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Gabriele Muccino is an Italian film director. Born in Rome in 1967, Muccino originally attended Sapienza University of Rome to study Italian literature, but soon dropped out to pursue a career in film. His first job was as a volunteer director’s assistant. He began taking classes on screenwriting, and studied at Rome’s Experimental Cinematography Institute. He began to gain...
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ItalianADay Gabriele Muccino is an Italian film director Born in Rome in
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We might need a doppio this morning, how about you?
We might need a doppio this morning how about you
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Lisa Conte
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Palermo has changed greatly since May 23, 1992 - the day Judge Giovanni Falcone was murdered for opposing the mafia.

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The resurrection of Palermo: how the mafia battlefield became a cultural capital

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One of NIAF's Board of Directors, Dr. Antonio Giordano of the Sbarro Health Research Organization, led the study that discovered that whole tomato extract could possibly prevent and/or treat stomach cancer!

Yet another reason to take part in the Mediterranean diet!

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One of NIAFs Board of Directors Dr Antonio Giordano of the Sbarro

Whole tomato extract may prevent, treat stomach cancer

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Nancy E Abbate
On this day, and every day, NIAF and the Fulbright Commission Italy join the Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone in honoring Judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and their three bodyguards, who were tragically killed 25 years ago by the Mafia, on May 23, 1992.

Our three institutions have joined together to create the Fulbright-Fondazione Falcone-NIAF Grants for Italian and...
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Did you know that this year, on June 7th, will mark what would have been the legendary Dean Martin's 100th birthday?

Which of the "King of Cool"'s songs is YOUR favorite? #MusicaMonday #BirthdayCountdown

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Dean Martin - That's Amore (1956)

Dean Martin - That's Amore (1956)

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Being a part of the National Italian American Foundation means more than just receiving a membership pin.

Being a NIAF Member means supporting students like Adriana in their academic careers, which builds brighter futures for generations of young Italian Americans, and for our community as a whole.

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Anna Maria Alberghetti is an Italian operatic singer and actress. Born in 1936 in Pesaro, in central Italy, Alberghetti grew up surrounded by her extremely musical family. Her father was a singer and a musician who worked at the famous Teatro alla Scala and the Roman Opera, while her mother was a pianist who wroked at the Royal School of Music of Rhodes. As such, Alberghetti...
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ItalianADay Anna Maria Alberghetti is an Italian operatic singer and actress Born
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It's officially wedding season! Learn all about unique Italian wedding traditions in this blog post via An American In Rome.

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5 Unique Italian Wedding Traditions - An American in Rome

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The stories of our Italian ancestors are still important.

From the big festivals, to Sunday afternoons spent with la famiglia, here at NIAF, we believe in preserving our culture through the stories of our united community. Do you have a family member you're proud of? Do you know of an important Italian or Italian American in history?

Share your #ItalianADay nominations & images with NIAF...
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The stories of our Italian ancestors are still important
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