N.E. Library Host North End Historic Society Guest Speaker

The North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, will host the North End Historic Society guest speaker Jerry Krase who has spent nearly fifty-years visiting and photographing dozens of places in America and a few foreign cities that boasted about having an identifiable Italian neighborhood.

He claims to have discovered, from Boston and New York City, to Portland, Maine and Wilmington, Delaware shared many visual characteristics and made similar claims about their authenticity.

In this presentation, Krase will take a look at some of these places.

Jerome Krase, Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor, Brooklyn College CUNY has lectured at many Italian universities and published many works on Italians at home and abroad.

A founding member of NYC’s American Italian Coalition of Organizations, he directed Brooklyn College’s Center for Italian-American Studies, received Italian Americana’s Monsignor Gino Baroni Award, and was President of the American Italian Historical Association.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m.

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