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Immigration History on Parade in South Philly
Living immigration and ethnic history in the October 12, 2014 Columbus Day Parade in South Philadelphia: As expected, Mummers, high school marching bands, and ethnic heritage societies happily dominated the parade, proudly reflcting the event’s Italian American theme and long … Continue reading
Myth of NINA and St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S.
This afternoon, March 16, 2013, I was lucky enough to enjoy the spontaneous visit of the 2nd Street Irish Society Pipes and Drums at Bridget Foy’s in Philadelphia. About the same time, two million people watched or participated in today’s … Continue reading