“I have a dream” said the Italian doctor Vincenzo Sellaro, sixty years before Martin Luther King Jr. uttered the same words of hope, delineating his high and longstanding desire: the complete integration of Italians in American society. It was 7th June 1905 and Sellaro had gathered in his New York home a small group of friends (immigrants from different Italian regions) to give life to the Order Sons of Italy in America, the instrument for the realization of that dream. It was the oldest, and to this day the largest, mutual aid association for our fellow immigrants in the United…


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