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The heart of this project is the piecing together of the cumulative crucial moments in the history of Americans of Italian ancestry.

The inspiration for this website came from the realization that very little of our history is acknowledged in public school curriculums, and that this is due to the most defining moments of our culture being kept classified by the US Government from 1941 to 2001. Please bookmark this page for future reference.

Full Report Coming in September of 2020

 

For an introduction to the topic, please watch this documentary from the History Channel:

Fort Missoula MT Alien Detention Camp

DOCUMENTARY: Italian American Internment During World War II

PHOTO CREDIT: International News Photo. Licensed for editorial/news use. Location: Ft Missoula, MT. Date: 6-15-1941 at 11:15 AM.  Original Title of press photo: “General View of Federal Detention Camp for Aliens”.  The original printed image with caption slug and copyright licensing stamps is part of our collection. The History Channel’s Arthur Kent presents the documentary “Italian American Internment: The Detainment of Italian Americans During World War II” with detailed commentary by Gloria Ricci Lothrop, aContinue Reading