Italian Immigrant Women: Weaving their Way into the Multi-Cultural Society in Connecticut

Gabriele Festa 

Senior Division

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From the beginning to the middle of the 20th Century, millions of Southern Italian women traveled to the “land of opportunity”, breaking barriers by using their prosperity of work experience to enter Connecticut’s thriving industries and settle to keep alive their long-lasting traditions, which can still be seen today. 

Taken at Ellis Island by Augustus Sherman, a clerk at Ellis Island between 1904 and 1924. 

Parts of Interview with my immigrant grandmother from Italy.

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